Pro Active Record

Pro Active Record : Databases with Ruby and Rails

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Pro ActiveRecord for Ruby helps you take advantage of the full power of your database engine from within your Ruby programs and Rails applications. It walks you through every step from the basics of getting and installing the ActiveRecord library to working with legacy schema to using features specific to each of today's most popular database engines, including Oracle, MS SQL, and MySQL. You'll come to a deep understanding of ActiveRecord that will enable you to truly exploit all that Ruby, Rails, and your chosen database platform have to offer.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 178 x 235 x 20.32mm | 590g
  • Berkley, United States
  • English
  • 1st ed.
  • 304 p.
  • 1590598474
  • 9781590598474
  • 3,337,985

Table of contents

Introducing Active Record
Active Record and SQL
Setting Up Your Database
Core Features of Active Record
Bonus Features
Active Record Testing and Debugging
Working with Legacy Schema
Active Record and the Real World
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About Chad Pytel

Chad Pytel is president of thoughtbot, Inc., a software development consulting firm that specializes in agile, test-driven web application development using the Ruby on Rails framework and located in Boston and New York City. A firm believer in the Model-View-Controller design pattern and realistic software development, with a history in Java and EJB development, Chad strongly believes that Ruby and Ruby on Rails represents a new, exciting, and better way to develop software. Chad lives with his wife in Somerville, Massachusetts. When not at the office managing projects and writing code, Chad enjoys acting in and producing theater, film, and improv comedy. To follow along with Chad and the rest of the thoughtbot team's thoughts on business, design, development, and technology, visit their blog at
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