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Growing Rails Applications in Practice

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ebook, 88 pages
Published 2014 by Leanpub
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Lucas Húngaro
Aug 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Quick read, a bit superficial on some points (like testing) but filled with good practical advice to better organize your Rails application once it's no longer a simple "15 minutes blog". ...more
Jan Bussieck
Nov 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
First book on growing rails application I've come across that actually presents an integrated and overarching solution to the problem rather than a smorgasbord of architectural fads and ideas, a must read ...more
Kiril Kirilov
Oct 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sd
It is an 'OK book'. Okey-ish. ...more
Diógenes Fernandes
May 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Too short.
Jan 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Growing Rails Applications in Practice is only 88 pages long. But if you follow the advices given by Henning Koch and Thomas Eisenbarth your Rails application will be in a much better state. Most of the ideas are not new and when you know the Practical Object Oriented Design in Rubybook by Sandi Metz you may have already seen how small methods make the life simpler. That idea can be used for Rails as well.

Making controllers smaller, use inheritance and use models even if they don’t need ActiveR

Jan 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
I read this to compare it to Trailblazer. Both are solving the same problem although Trailblazer takes code organization to a much more granular level using third party gems. This book provides simpler solutions, almost all of which require no extra gems.

The CSS part is interesting and feels similar to the way React components are organized.
Gurkan Oluc
Jan 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book is like a catalogue of ideas which has been born in last 2-3 years about Rails application development. It has really good patterns in it. But sometimes a little bit confusing due to the way it follows. When you finish chapter n you are saying, ok this is the best way to do this but when you go on, you see that there is a better way.
William Notowidagdo
Jun 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Excellent guide on how to stucture and code your Rails app into a maintainable project.

It is 5 stars for me if only the author would use a single Rails app throughout the book to show how their suggestions being implemented.
Matilda Smeds
Jan 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: webdev, tech
Concise, readable book, that contains a lot of applicable, useful ideas for organizing and testing Rails codebase. I particularly liked the controller patterns, namespacing and how CSS BEM is presented. Surely when I re-read the book there I can still get more out of it.
Dave Slutzkin
Jan 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Solid book, every Rails dev should at least have an opinion on these techniques. If you don't currently have a well-understood set of practises for building your apps, you could do a lot worse than to just follow these wholesale. ...more
Steven Harlow
Jul 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Good book. Good suggestions on how to avoid complicated and hard to change code. Particularly liked Form Models, Service Objects, and the BEM technique of organizing your CSS stylesheets.
Jun 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is a good start if you start to become overwhelmed by the amount of code/files your Rails app has.The techniques presented are pretty helpful and well explained with great code samples.
Artem Pyankov
Jan 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: programming, rails
Great book if you're new in Rails development. But shown techniques are de-facto standard for modern web-development. ...more
Leonid Batizhevsky
Aug 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Good book for junior rails developers. Experienced developers don't found anything new ...more
Manoj M J
Apr 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
A very good book that every Rails Dev should read. Very concise and to the point. Gives lot of code organisation tips which will really help to maintain a growing codebase. I'm glad I read this. ...more
Sep 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Nice set of advices - do follow OOP and Rails spirit. Only the CSS part is questionable.
Sep 16, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: tech, learning
Short, simple, and to the point. Not all of the use cases and reasoning are applicable to all codebases, but at the very least they pose interesting questions and propose useful ways of thinking.
Aug 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pdf
Corto, con claros y buenos consejos que se pueden implementar de inmediato. Un poco limitado en scope.
Max Borysov
Dec 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-done
Really nice book. It does not show deep/complex examples, but still very helpful. Recommended for reading.
J. Pablo
Jul 18, 2014 rated it liked it
Very good book and so short that I would say this is required reading for all Ruby on Rails developers.
Dan Ofer
Mar 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Every Rails programmer should read this book.
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