Rails for PHP Developers (Pragmatic Programmers)

As a PHP developer, you have some great tools for developing web applications. Ruby on Rails is another key tool to add to your web development toolbox. Rails is a high-level web development framework that emphasizes high productivity and clean code. However, the Ruby language and Rails framework take a different approach from the way many PHP developers write applications.

Ruby lies at the foundation of Rails, and we’ll teach you the Ruby language from the beginning by building on your existing foundation of PHP. We’ll explore Ruby through parallel code examples that illustrate the differences between the languages, and help you understand the Ruby idioms and how they differ from popular PHP code and style.

You’ll then learn the Rails framework by iteratively building a complete application, starting from the home page through to a finished product. Along the way, you’ll build your skills as a Rails developer by learning the Rails fundamentals such as MVC structure, domain modeling, and testing.

In addition to serving as a guide to learning both Ruby and Rails from a PHP developer’s perspective, this book includes two extensive reference chapters. They map the most common PHP tasks to their equivalents in the Ruby and Rails world, giving you at-a-glance information that you’ll refer to often.

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3 Comments

Anonymous on 10/06/2019 at 8:44 PM.

*The* Rails book to get if you’re a PHP developer This is one of the first practical books to be published that is entirely Rails 2.0 focused, but its real strength is in the terrific, direct comparisons to how to accomplish the same tasks in PHP. By directly linking specific features, functions, and other programmatic process in PHP to Rails, this book lets you learn something new (Rails) by revealing the similarities (and differences) with something you already know (PHP).The author is clearly an expert PHP programmer, and while…

Anonymous on 10/06/2019 at 9:07 PM.

Use ou knowledge of PHP to get the hang of Rails

Anonymous on 10/06/2019 at 9:22 PM.

Great For PHP Developers! Pragmatic has truly become the #1 resource on the market today for great Rails reference books and with ‘Rails for PHP Developers’ that tradition continues. With ~400 pages of material spread over 13 chapters, you will learn to get Ruby working with PHP and you will find that it’s one relationship that is a happy one!Rails is one of the newest “hot” technologies in the marketplace and it’s due to ease of use and rapid deployment. PHP has been a web technology long popular for…