Practical Rails Plugins

Practical Rails Plugins

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The Rails framework empowers developers with unprecedented levels of productivity by embracing principles such as a€œconvention over configurationa€ and a€œdona€™t repeat yourselfa€. This paradigm is even apparent at the community level, where developers regularly share their custom framework extensions by way of Railsa€™ plugins feature. Plugins offer a way for developers to extend the core Rails framework with their own custom features, allowing for rapid integration of features such as authentication, user ratings, and search. Practical Rails Plugins shows you how to capitalize upon the wide variety of plugins at your disposal by guiding you through their integration into a number of interesting projects. Youa€™ll learn how to rapidly augment projects involving asynchronous video transcoding, geocoding and mapping, content management, community ratings, and PDF generation. Youa€™ll also learn how to create and distribute your own plugins. The ultimate guide to building powerful web sites faster using Rails plugins Demonstrates how to use popular plugins within a number of practical (and fully functional) projects and minia€“applications Shows you how to create and distribute your own plugins What youa€™ll learn Install and manage your plugin collection Effectively manage the development process using plugins for browser testing, model augmentation, and data validation Use plugins to expand your applicationa€™s abilities, adding features such as OpenID authentication, file attachment handling, graphing and charting, and full text search Create and distribute your own plugins for use by other community members! Who this book is for Rails developers interested in taking advantage of plugins to streamline application development.Another ubiquitous requirement for web site development is good intuitive user navigation facilities. ... in SeeSawa#39;s toolbox with Comatose to add content management capabilities and a basic navigation system to an existing application. ... micro-site to which new content sections can be easily added or edited at any time.

Title:Practical Rails Plugins
Author:Nick Plante, David Berube
Publisher:Apress - 2008-09-01


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