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Enterprise Rails - New From O'Reilly
Architecting Rails Applications for Success
Sebastopol, CA--What does it take to develop an enterprise application
with Rails? "Enterprise Rails" (O'Reilly, US $44.99) by Dan Chak
introduces several time-tested software engineering principles to prepare
you for the challenge of building a high-performance, scalable website
with global reach. You'll learn how to design a solid architecture that
ties the many parts of an enterprise website together, including the
database, your servers and clients, and other services as well.
"Rails is now out of its toddler phase," says Chak. "Struggling apps can
no longer blame their woes on the newness of Rails. For Rails to not get
labeled as a prototyping environment, Rails applications need to get more
sophisticated, just as their Java predecessors did over the last decade."
Chak adds, "There is a lot the Rails community can gain from the patterns
found in large enterprise applications. For whatever reason, many in the
community disparage anything with the word "enterprise" in it. At the same
time, Rails is disparaged as being slow and having issues with scaling. Of
course, it's not Rails itself that isn't scaling, but rather some of the
software being written with Rails. My book rediscovers for Rails patterns
found in large successful systems, and shows how Rails applications should
be structured to take advantage of these patterns."
Many Rails developers think that planning for scale is unnecessary. But
there's nothing worse than an application that fails because it can't
handle sudden success. Throughout "Enterprise Rails," readers work on an
example enterprise project to learn first-hand what's involved in
architecting serious web applications.
With this book, you will:
- Tour an ideal enterprise systems layout: how Rails fits in, and which
elements don't rely on Rails
- Learn to structure a Rails 2.0 application for complex websites
- Discover how plugins can support reusable code and improve application
- Build a solid data model--a fortress--that protects your data from
- Base an ActiveRecord model on a database view, and build support for
multiple table inheritance
- Explore service-oriented architecture and web services with XML-RPC and
- See how caching can be a dependable way to improve performance
Building for scale requires more work up front, but the result is a
flexible website that can be extended easily when your needs change.
"Enterprise Rails" teaches you how to architect scalable Rails
applications from the ground up.
Dan Chak is now investigating the Internet's next big challenges. You can
hear his thoughts on his blog at http://blog.chak.org.
For more information about the book, including table of contents, index,
author bio, and samples, see:
ISBN: 978-0-596-51520-1, 350 pages, US $44.99
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