Ready to transport your web applications into the Web 2.0 era? Head First Rails
takes your programming
- and productivity - to the max. You'll learn everything from the fundamentals of Rails
scaffolding to building customized interactive web apps using Rails' rich set of tools and the MVC
By the time you're finished, you'll have learned more than just another web framework. You'll master database interactions, integration with Ajax and XML, rich content, and even dynamic graphing of your data - all in a fraction of the time it takes to build the same apps with Java, PHP, ASP.NET, or Perl. You'll even get comfortable and familiar with Ruby, the language that underpins Rails. But you'll do it in the context of web programming, and not through boring exercises such as "Hello, World!"
Your time is way too valuable to waste struggling with new concepts. Using the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory to craft a multi-sensory learning experience, Head First Rails
uses a visually rich format designed to take advantage of the way your brain really works.