'Beginning Ruby on Rails E-Commerce: From Novice to Professional' is the first book of its kind to guide you through producing e-commerce applications with Rails--the stacked web framework taking the world by storm. The book dives right into the process of creating a production- level web application using agile methodologies and test- driven development combined with Rails best practices. You'll take advantage of the latest crop of Rails plug- ins and helpers that will radically improve your programming schedule. You'll also create a real application step-by-step, plus the book is driven by real- world cases throughout. Plus learning how to make your application work flawlessly with existing production systems using web services, and then ultimately deploy and tune your application for production use.