How we did it:
Ruby on Rails offers the ability to rapidly design and write high-quality code with elegance and maintainability. Written by an experienced web application developer, this book explains how to take good Rails code and turn it into beautiful Rails code: simple, effective, reusable, evolvable code. He discusses the very latest in design patterns, programming abstractions, and development methodologies that have emerged for the modern web. With each design technique, you?ll discover how to make your own additions to Rails and craft a development environment tailored to your specific needs.
This book provides intermediate Rails users with an essential learning aid to take them to higher level, teaching them countless real world techniques via a series of practical project-based chapters. Each chapter takes the reader through the complete process of building up a full-functional Rails web application. Projects taught in the book include a blog, a REST-based task manager, an online IT help desk, a web comic (including image upload facilities,) Wiki, and much more. Techniques learned include speeding up development with plugins, engines and Ruby Gems, styling with CSS libraries, and adding dynamism using Ajax.
Mike Clark, Chad Fowler, Rails Community
From the author of the indispensable "Rails Recipes," and with the help of a new master Rails chef in the kitchen, here are 72 new ways to kick one's Ruby on Rails apps up a notch--a collection of practical recipes for dressing up one's Wzeb application with little fuss.