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What does it take to develop an enterprise application with Rails? Enterprise Rails 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 datab ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published October 31st 2008 by O'Reilly Media (first published January 1st 2008)
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David Dikman
May 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Being from 2009 a lot of things has changed since. SOA has been replaced with micro-services and REST has definitely overtaken XML-RPC or SOAP leaving portions of the book a bit irrelevant.

That being said, the arguments he proposes for the techniques can equally be applied to these new kids on the block and it is an interesting comparison over 10 years, showing how things change.

Too much is focused on database design and practical implementation rather than patterns of how to scale applications
Tim Tilberg
Aug 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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This book was written in the Rails 2 era, but it is timeless. It doesn't focus on Rails as much as it focusses on application and database design in the context of Rails. Surely there's a lot of new technology and methodology since this was written, but the things Dan Chak describes are still on-point. I'd love an updated version of this book, but it's still very recommendable in 2020. ...more
Peter Rybarczyk
Jan 11, 2019 rated it liked it
Good enough.
Covers most of the important topics on at beginner level. It could be 5 stars a few years ago, but right now it is outdated in many aspects so only 3. But still, if you have some time it's worth of reading (just skip outdates parts ;))
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Very, very good book on the issues that enterprise application architectures need to address. Well worth reading, even if you are not interested in ruby!
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