Any Good Ruby on Rails Books?

Hi Guys,

I am a beginner for Ruby On Rails Stuffs…is there a book that covers
that
for beginners…from what i read on


Seems like it’s easy programming…
I have experience in Dreamweaver, PHP, C++, VB & Java programming…
so i guess this shouldn’t to difficult to pick up…
Dudes, any idea where I can start?

Thanks…

Cheers,

MarketingGenie
http://www.InternetMarketingOverload.com

I barely have any kind of programming experience, but trying to breath
Rails.

First I’d do this:
http://tryruby.hobix.com/

The I’d go through this:
http://poignantguide.net/ruby/chapter-2.html

Then I’d start my first Rails app with Oreilly’s Up and Running with
Rails,
Here’s a link to the whole book:
http://rubyonrails.freetutorial.info/index.htm

Then I’ll burn Rails in my skull with Manning’s Ruby for Rails…

Then I’d get the Agile Rails book from Mr Thomas. Seems to get updated
often, by the time you get to this book, you’ll be up to date with the
latest with Rails.

Dominic S.

MarketingGenie wrote:

Hi Guys,

I am a beginner for Ruby On Rails Stuffs…is there a book that covers
that
for beginners…from what i read on
http://www.rubyonrails.org/screencasts
Seems like it’s easy programming…
I have experience in Dreamweaver, PHP, C++, VB & Java programming…
so i guess this shouldn’t to difficult to pick up…
Dudes, any idea where I can start?

Thanks…

Cheers,

MarketingGenie
http://www.InternetMarketingOverload.com

Here’s some I’ve found useful.

Programming Ruby - http://www.pragmaticprogrammer.com/titles/ruby/
index.html
Ruby for Rails - http://www.manning.com/black
Agile Web D. with Rails - http://www.pragmaticprogrammer.com/
title/rails/

Several more are in various stages of development.

It’s useful to scan the newsgroup archives and ask here for current
best practices as they are still in flux.

Pat

With prior programming experience, the Programming Ruby and
Agile Web D. with Rails books are good places to start, plus
the API of course (api.rubyonrails.com :slight_smile:

There are heaps of online tutes/manuals to get you going, like Four Days
on Rails or OnLamp/Amy’s Rolling with Ruby on Rails series.

Then come the “add-on” booklets, like Rails Recipes etc. if you’re
hungry for more!

Karen

And the Rails site has a shorter list, but you couldn’t go wrong with
any of the top 3 on that list, particularly Ruby for Rails. I think
that would be the best book for you to start with, as you are a
beginner to ruby and have some prior programming experience.

Sorry, forgot the link for that list:
http://rubyonrails.org/books

  • rob

On 9/14/06, MarketingGenie [email protected] wrote:

Dudes, any idea where I can start?

Thanks…

Cheers,

MarketingGenie
http://www.InternetMarketingOverload.com

Hiya

There are a few good overviews of the books currently available…

Mine is kept fairly up to date, and has relevant links for reviews and
author notes/blogs:
http://www.robsanheim.com/2006/03/23/ruby-and-ruby-on-rails-book-roundup/

The new ruby-lang site has a very clean, comprehensive list:
http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/documentation/book-list/

And the Rails site has a shorter list, but you couldn’t go wrong with
any of the top 3 on that list, particularly Ruby for Rails. I think
that would be the best book for you to start with, as you are a
beginner to ruby and have some prior programming experience.

  • rob

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hey dominic, i see that you recommended ruby on rails: up and running
and i had a quick question for you if you don’t mind.

on page 46 when we need to add the next set of script did you get any
error messages? I received a duplicate entry error message when i tried
to add the script to mysql database (it worked for the first script)
and this message:

SELECT *
FROM columna
WHERE CONCAT_WS( “-”, ‘columnb’, ‘columnc’) = “ColumnA-ColumnB”
ORDER BY columnd ASC

would you be able to help me at all?

kyle

On Sep 14, 10:51 pm, Dominic S. [email protected]

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