Backend Handbook
With Membership
Suggested price

Backend Handbook

About the Book

This is a handbook targeting people interested or involved in Ruby on Rails development that doesn't want to think hard about dependencies often times.

There are RoR developers who work in one project for long terms and might not need to be setting up development environments frequently, however, there are also many others who work in several small RoR projects from time to time.

Backend Handbook is for those prefer to have isolated configurations for their Rails apps using tools like VirtualBox, Vagrant or even Docker. The content of this guide also works for people working all their projects in the same machine but would probably have less value.

This is a collection of summaries of instructions on how to install X or Y in order to get your app running. You can actually google them but here you'll find the meat, straightforward commands to get you doing what you want and not what you need.

About the Author

Francisco Quintero
Francisco Quintero

I am a software engineer and Ruby on Rails developer from Colombia. I work on web development but I'm also keen on the DevOps culture and how scripts save you hours of work.

Visit my website

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    • Objective
  • About the Author
  • Setup
    • Linode
  • Dependencies
    • Remember # and $ symbols
    • Library Essentials
    • Database Systems and Datastores
    • Web Servers and App Servers
    • Libraries
  • Configure Tools
    • Jenkins
    • Vagrant
  • Brew World
    • Homebrew
    • Install X with Brew
    • Relevant Links
  • Additional Resources
    • Books
    • Guides
    • Links & Resources
  • Problems and Issues?

The Leanpub 60-day 100% Happiness Guarantee

Within 60 days of purchase you can get a 100% refund on any Leanpub purchase, in two clicks.

See full terms

80% Royalties. Earn $16 on a $20 book.

We pay 80% royalties. That's not a typo: you earn $16 on a $20 sale. If we sell 5000 non-refunded copies of your book or course for $20, you'll earn $80,000.

(Yes, some authors have already earned much more than that on Leanpub.)

In fact, authors have earnedover $12 millionwriting, publishing and selling on Leanpub.

Learn more about writing on Leanpub

Free Updates. DRM Free.

If you buy a Leanpub book, you get free updates for as long as the author updates the book! Many authors use Leanpub to publish their books in-progress, while they are writing them. All readers get free updates, regardless of when they bought the book or how much they paid (including free).

Most Leanpub books are available in PDF (for computers) and EPUB (for phones, tablets and Kindle). The formats that a book includes are shown at the top right corner of this page.

Finally, Leanpub books don't have any DRM copy-protection nonsense, so you can easily read them on any supported device.

Learn more about Leanpub's ebook formats and where to read them

Write and Publish on Leanpub

You can use Leanpub to easily write, publish and sell in-progress and completed ebooks and online courses!

Leanpub is a powerful platform for serious authors, combining a simple, elegant writing and publishing workflow with a store focused on selling in-progress ebooks.

Leanpub is a magical typewriter for authors: just write in plain text, and to publish your ebook, just click a button. (Or, if you are producing your ebook your own way, you can even upload your own PDF and/or EPUB files and then publish with one click!) It really is that easy.

Learn more about writing on Leanpub