From the Back Cover
Quickly create Web sites with this poweful tool Use this free and easy programming language for e–commerce sites and blogs If you need to build Web and database applications quickly but you don′t dream in computer code, take heart! Ruby on Rails was created for you, and this book will have you up and running in no time. The Ruby scripting language and the Rails framework let you create full–featured Web applications fast. It′s even fun! Discover how to Install and run Ruby and Rails Use the RadRails IDE Create a blog with Ruby Connect your Web site to a database Build a shopping cart Explore Ruby′s syntax
About the Author
Dr. Barry Burd received an M.S. degree in Computer Science at Rutgers University and a Ph.D. in Mathematics at the University of Illinois. As a teaching assistant in Champaign–Urbana, Illinois, he was elected to the universitywide “List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students” five times. Since 1980, Dr. Burd has been a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. When he’s not lecturing at Drew University, Dr. Burd leads training courses for professional programmers in business and industry. He has lectured at conferences in the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia. He is the author of several articles and books, including Java For Dummies, 4th Edition, and JSP: JavaServer Pages, both from Wiley Publishing, Inc.