Category: Rails

“What is Hobo?” by Tom Locke

This is an excerpt from our new book, “Rapid Rails with Hobo” Hobo is a software framework that radically reduces the effort required to develop database-driven, interactive web-sites and web-based applications. Strictly speaking it’s […]

Final content of the “Rapid Rails with Hobo” book is in place

This “FINAL DRAFT” version has content locked down, but has pending edits. included in this release is: 1. “What is Hobo” by Tom Locke 2. “Rapid Summary” tag libraries documentation 3. Updated eight-page index […]

“Rapid Rails with Hobo” Draft #10 with Index

This is the first pass at including a significant index of terms in the book… MS Word Version: RAPID_RAIL_WITH_HOBO_DRAFT_10-2009-12-06-3

Tutorial 21 “Replicating the Look and Feel of a Site” in “Rapid Rails with Hobo” reworked

This tutorial uses a real site,, as the target look and feel for a Hobo app called “NIFA Demo”.  Tested with Hobo 0.9.0 and all new screenshots. RAPID_RAIL_WITH_HOBO_DRAFT_9-2009-12-01-1 RAPID_RAIL_WITH_HOBO_DRAFT_9-2009-12-01-1

Upgraded Tutorial 17: “The Agile Project Manager”

This tutorial was first implemented in an old version of Hobo.   Started over with Hobo 0.9.0 and added use of the new indexgen feature as well as a new short section on date validation…. […]

Content locked down for “Rapid Rails with Hobo” book

See pge 468 for Kristian Mandrup’s updated tutorial on exploring Hobo DRYML with his advanced tracing utility. With that addition all content is now locked down.  Much editing to do and finally and index […]

Draft # 8 of “Rapid Rails with Hobo”

New Tutorial 28 on Hobo Indexing by Matt Jones. More editing and formatting changes RAPID_RAIL_WITH_HOBO_DRAFT_8-2009-11-18-2 RAPID_RAIL_WITH_HOBO_DRAFT_8-2009-11-18-2

Draft # 7 of “Rapid Rails with Hobo” available

See two new sections: Tutorial 22 – Using Hobo Lifecycles for Workflow – Venka Ashtakala In Chapter 7 -Exploring DRYML with the Advanced Trace Utility – Kristian Mandrup Word Doc: RAPID_RAIL_WITH_HOBO_DRAFT_7-2009-10-31-4 PDF: RAPID_RAIL_WITH_HOBO_DRAFT_7-2009-10-31-4

Draft # 6 of “Rapid Rails with Hobo”

New Table of Contents,  a tutorial on using FusionCharts with Hobo, and an enhanced/edited “Chapter 7 – Hobo Under the Hood”. rapid_rails_with_hobo-draft-2009-10-27-6 CHAPTER 1 – WHAT IS HOBO? CHAPTER 2 – INSTALLATION Install Ruby, […]

Draft # 5 of “Rapid Rails with Hobo”

* now 278 items in the List of Figures * Style and spelling edits RAPID_RAILS_WITH_HOBO-DRAFT-2009-10-16-4 RAPID_RAILS_WITH_HOBO-DRAFT-2009-10-16-4