The Merb Way

by Foy Savas

Part of the Addison-Wesley Professional Ruby Series

About the Book

 

The Expert Guide to Building Merb Applications

 

Thousands of Ruby and Rails developers are discovering the extraordinary scalability, agility, flexibility, and performance offered by the new Merb MVC framework. The Merb Way is the first comprehensive guide to using, extending, and deploying Merb. Like the bestseller The Rails Way (Addison-Wesley, 2008), this book can either be read cover-to-cover as a tutorial or used for modular coverage that makes it an ideal task reference. Foy Savas systematically covers everything developers need to know to build production-quality Merb applications, offering detailed code examples for jumpstarting virtually any project.

 

Savas is not only involved in the Merb project as an open source contributor: He uses Merb every day as a professional developer. Drawing on his extensive practical expertise, he delves deeply into the Merb framework’s architecture and source code, revealing its elegance and offering powerful best practices for using it. To maximize this book’s practical value, he also covers the tools most widely used alongside Merb, including the DataMapper ORM, the RSpec tester (and associated behavior-driven development techniques), and several leading Merb plugins.

 

The Merb Way will help you

 

About the Author

Foy Savas runs Assembly, a Boston-based Web consultancy focused on innovative technology. In the past, he has acted as CTO of a large health and fitness site and as a lead consultant for several white labeled Web applications. Foy is also one of the earliest adopters of Merb and over the past year has taken several Merb applications, both small and large, into production. Actively involved in the Merb open source ecosystem, he has also been a core contributor to both Merb and DataMapper.