GUI for web application

Hi Poonam.

I'm completely new to Ruby and Rails myself (only 2 weeks so far and loving it), so here's my understanding of how things work:

Rails ascribes to the MVC framework principle (Model-View-Controller). Basically, the Model is your data model and also responsible for taking care of business logic. The controllers act as the broker between the model and the view and prepare the data for the views to display. The views (templates) handle the display to the user. If you're outputting html, then your views would be .rhtml files. Other options include .rxml for XML and .rjs for JavaScript. Most the time though, you'll be dealing with .rhtml templates as your views.

As references, so far I'm using three books that have been superb and I highly recommend them:
- Agile Web Development with Rails
- Rails Recipes by Chad Fowler
- Ruby for Rails by David A. Black

Best Regards,


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