to understand the flow of application in ror

hi every one i am new in this platform and seeking for help . i have created a small application which runs quite well but actually i dont know how it flows when and where the method calls itself.

i know every request handeled by controller ,i have read agile web development and started to build a shopping cart

i know that when i go to browser and provide link to my controller(product) then it calls index page then i have clicked on new link then controller goes to new action .now i get the form to fill my description .now when i click the create button then how it works and how the flow goes everywhere ,how the controller calls the different actions from here i am not getting.

when i see the source code on browser then i get/products in form action so where it goes iam not getting so please reply me.


If I understand your question correctly...

Routing seems to be the core of you are asking. In the case of the form, when you click 'submit', it's a POST action, which when combined with your controller will be directed to the 'create' action. When you first asked for the form 'edit' or 'new', then the request is controlled by either the 'edit' or 'new' actions of of your controller. To see the routes based on the actions do a:

# rake routes

Read about Routes. If you're using Rails 2 then you shoud know something about REST too. And this is an excelent guide to understand routing in Rails: