Beginning Ruby on Rails E-Commerce is shipping

Dear Rails Enthusiast,

We just got email from our editor Keir where he said he'd got his
hands on our new book, Beginning Ruby on Rails E-Commerce. His mail
didn't
include the words "f*cking awesome" [1], but instead "superb" and
"a work of art", which we think are almost as good.

This means that the book will hit the shelves before you can say
"Heinemeier", so be sure to get yours while it's still hot.

We wanted to make our book such that you can "read" it while you're
sitting in front of your computer. It's completely project-driven,
meaning the content is divided by task, and that you can build
the sample application in small iterations, learning the
background details on the fly.

As one of the core philosophies of Rails is to support best
practices, we decided to do that as well. Most of the tasks are
written test-driven, giving you a glimpse of the ease with which
TDD can be used in Rails and the power it brings compared to a
traditional, ad-hoc web application development process.

We hope you enjoy the book as much as we enjoyed the journey of
writing it.

Buy the book
* Directly from Apress
  (http://www.apress.com/book/bookDisplay.html?bID=10178)
* or from Amazon.com
  (http://tinyurl.com/y9rmh4)

Best,
Christian Hellsten and Jarkko Laine

[1]
http://headrush.typepad.com/creating_passionate_users/2006/11/two_simple_word.html

Could someone tell apress that having table of contents only in pdf is one of the top 10 usability no no.

Neeraj Kumar wrote:

Could someone tell apress that having table of contents only in pdf is one
of the top 10 usability no no.

Neeraj, Will: Sorry about that. I will pass the word to Apress.

Meanwhile, the full TOC can now be found in HTML on the companion
website, http://www.railsecommerce.com.

Cheers,
//jarkko

The links to the example code appear to be broken.

http://www.railsecommerce.com/code

-- James

JDL wrote:

The links to the example code appear to be broken.

http://www.railsecommerce.com/code

Broken how? The links pointed to jlaine.net:8010 but were all
functional. I updated them to point to railsecommerce.com now, though.

//jarkko

Oh, I'll bet that the firewall I'm behind blocked that port. The
links are working now.

Thanks.
-- James

David Coleman wrote:

> Does this book have any content related to coupon codes / discounts?
> Didn't see anything in the TOC, and is one of the things I'm most
> interested in.
>
> Thx,
>
> Dave

Guess that's a no.

Dave,

No, unfortunately it was already a bit out of scope for the book. Have
you seen The Money Train
(http://agilewebdevelopment.com/rails-ecommerce) by Ben Curtis? It is
an ebook that has just that kind of short, more advanced "recipes" for
Rails ebusiness sites.

Cheers,
//jarkko

Chapter 12 looks like it advocates using Lighty + FastCGI for
production. Is this a case of needing lead time before the book could
be published, or do you really prefer this setup over mongrel?

-- James

I don't know if Jarrko's does, but mine does. :slight_smile:

http://www.agilewebdevelopment.com/rails-ecommerce

Just got the book - Springer took forever to ship it.

Very impressed - some great examples of how to write effective tests.

Thanks,