[PDF/EBOOK] (Ruby on Rails Web Mashup Projects) BY Chang Sau Sheong
Providing a whistlestop tour through building a range of Ruby on Rails applications on the back of other services Ruby on Rails Web Mashup Projects is aimed at those who are already comfortable building rails applications and want some sense of how they can be enhanced using a variety of other visualisation ata and processing providersAside The term mashup is one of those tech terms that s almost impossible to pin own I should note that the way it used in this terms that s almost impossible to pin own I should note that the way it used
In This Seemingly Anythis seemingly any that A River of Royal Blood (Untitled, draws on a third party services is not a way I choose to use it but I rather focus on the book itself than on titling SemanticsThe Book Hits All The book hits all the suspects google maps flickr technorati wikipedia and also covers the basics of building a facebook application using paypal for payment processing and sending faxes and SMS messages through a third party gateway For those who want a uick overview of all of those options it ll give you enough to get started though as a result of the pace only the very basics of each service is covered and anyone wanting to build a sophisticated app will have uite a bit In Detail A web mashup is a new type of web application that uses ata and services from one or external sources to build entirely new and The Palliser Novels different web applications Web mashups usually mash upata and services that are available on the Internet freely commercially or through other partnership agreements The external sources that a mashup uses are known as mashup APIs This book shows you how to write web mashups using Ruby on Rails the new web application Men And Gods In Mongolia development framework The book has seven real world projects and each project isescribed in a methodical step by step way showing how you can write a web mashup from the ground up APIs covered in the book This book covers Google Maps API Yahoo geocoding services Geocoderus geocoding services Geocoderca geocoding services Hostipinfo Google. He code emonstrated in the book is *Overly Complex And With Little In * complex and procedural with little in way of modular reusable Components Similarly There S Little By Way Of Discussion Of Similarly there s little by way of iscussion of such code fits into your rails application with some classes that are clearly models albeit non ActiveRecord models Brazen and the Beast (The Bareknuckle Bastards, dropped into the lib folder and numerous very fat controllersRather than covering seven separate projects this box would have been much stronger had it focussed on two or three but worked through them in significantlyetail Possibly there wouldn t have been a chance to touch on as many services but by building up one of the The Friend Zone diverse systems like the ticketing application inetail covering failover testing clean integration with a rails app and other such topics this could have been a much richer book with appeal for a far wider range of Flying Scotsman Manual developers As is it s worth skimming through if you re looking for advice on sending faxes or SMS but won t help much with the real challenges of building a robust application that sependent on third party servicesDisclaimer I was sent a copy of this book for review by the publisher. Orts of information on a geographic location Buy and pay for movie tickets then post the screening information in an online calendar Apply approve and pay for employee expense claims Approach This book is project based The format of each project is similar with a statement of the project Alpha (Shifters, discussion of the main protocols involved an overview of the API and then complete code for building the project You will be led methodically through concrete steps to build the mashup with asides to explain the theory behind the code Who this book is written for This book is for Ruby on Railsevelopers who want to expand the features of their site by consuming remote external ata and services Basic knowledge of Ruby on Rails programming is reuired but you need not have any experience of any of the APIs used. F work in front of them learning
The Nuances Of Their Chosennuances of their chosen providersAlong with providing little etail of each service the book suffers from not really Charlie Turns Into a T-Rex digging into a number of topics that would make it a much useful companion Big challenges when building applicationsependent on other peoples servers include effective testing caching surviving third party service outages and good ways of integrating your interface code into your applicationLip service is paid to the need to be prepared for a third party service outage but no examples of how to survive are offered It wouldn t have been hard to illustrate ways of falling back to local t have been hard to illustrate ways of falling back to local or to secondary services but
NONE IS OFFERED THERE S NOis offered There s no of writing tests so no opportunity to offer ways to use mocks to test the local code or to Graphic Design For Everyone discuss how you might automate your testing of the integration itself and caching is similarly overlooked except in the case of e commerce services where it is used to preserve historicalata that Considering Kate (The Stanislaskis, doesn t make accessibleThe absence of testing really shows through in some of the code offered Much of Spreadsheet EditGrid Clickatell Interfax ECS Sparklines Facebook Indeed DayLife Technorati Futef WebserviceX Currency Convertor Weatherbug Google Bases Geonames Flickr Paypal Google Calendar Google Account Authentication Google Data and Google Spreadsheet Data What you will learn from this book You will learn what a mashup application and a mashup plug in are and how you can effectively use mashup technology too than just Web 20 startups You will also learn how to use Ruby and Ruby on Rails to combine mix and match up nearly 30 mashup APIs from small to really large scale and from completely free to commercial to Map a fleet of kiosks in an online map Send marketing messages through e mail SMS and fax Sell and track the sales of books Search for jobs through a Facebook application Show all .