Flexible Rails is a unique, application-based guide for using Ruby on Rails andAdobe Flex to build rich Internet applications (RIAs). It is not an exhaustiveRuby on Rails or a Flex reference. Instead, it is an extensive tutorial in which thereader builds multiple iterations of an interesting RIA using Flex and Railstogether.Author Peter Armstrong walks readers through over a dozen iterations in whichthe sample applicationÂ pomodoÂ is variously built, refactored, debugged,sliced, diced, and otherwise explored from every conceivable angle with respectto Ruby on Rails and Adobe Flex. The book unfolds both the application andthe Flex-on-Rails approach side-by-side. Â If you're doing any work on Flex and Ruby, IÂ d highly recommend getting acopy of Flexible Rails.Â Â Mike Potter, Adobe Developer RelationsÂ For those of you who want a little more richness in your application interfaces,and Ajax just isnÂ t cutting it, Flexible Rails is exactly what youÂ ve beenwaiting for.Â Â Steven Baker, creator of RSpec, the BDD framework for Ruby
Peter Armstrong is a professional developer who has been working with Flex fulltimesince July 2004 and Ruby on Rails since mid-2005Â thatÂ s before Rails 1.0.His background includes five years of working with Java Swing and a brief stintwith PHP during the dotcom bubble in 2000.