Help me choose a ruby book

could any1 recomend a book i could buy for my girlfriend shes a computer
programmer and deals in ruby rails i dont have a clue , there are a few
on amazon could sum1 help me pick a decent 1?

could any1 recomend a book i could buy for my girlfriend shes a computer
programmer and deals in ruby rails i dont have a clue , there are a few
on amazon could sum1 help me pick a decent 1?

This one is the unofficial bible so to speak…
http://www.pragmaticprogrammer.com/titles/rails2/index.html

I also like this one:
http://www.pragmaticprogrammer.com/titles/fr_rr/

You won’t go wrong with either of them…

On Dec 11, 2006, at 9:13 pm, Sarah M. wrote:

could any1 recomend a book i could buy for my girlfriend shes a
computer
programmer and deals in ruby rails i dont have a clue , there are a
few
on amazon could sum1 help me pick a decent 1?

I’ve just got hold of this at work…

No matter how much Ruby you know you can always learn something
from that

Ashley

As people have been saying, Agile Development with Rails 2nd Ed. is the
hot book for Xmas:

http://www.pragmaticprogrammer.com/titles/rails2/index.html

could any1 recomend a book i could buy for my girlfriend shes a
computer programmer and deals in ruby rails i dont have a
clue , there
are a few on amazon could sum1 help me pick a decent 1?

This one is the unofficial bible so to speak…
http://www.pragmaticprogrammer.com/titles/rails2/index.html

Let me add that you should get the second edition, which has an official
release date of December 13, 2006. Lots of Rails programmers are
chomping at the bit for that one… even if they have the first edition
(quite a bit has changed). It definitely will be appreciated.

  • Mark.

On 12/11/06, Sarah M. [email protected] wrote:

could any1 recomend a book i could buy for my girlfriend shes a computer
programmer and deals in ruby rails i dont have a clue , there are a few
on amazon could sum1 help me pick a decent 1?


Posted via http://www.ruby-forum.com/.

This may help you - of the list I’d recommend “Ruby for Rails”.

http://www.robsanheim.com/2006/03/23/ruby-and-ruby-on-rails-book-roundup/

  • Rob

On Dec 11, 4:13 pm, Sarah M. [email protected]
wrote:

could any1 recomend a book i could buy for my girlfriend shes a computer
programmer and deals in ruby rails i dont have a clue , there are a few
on amazon could sum1 help me pick a decent 1?

I have to throw in a vote for David Black’s Ruby for Rails:
http://www.manning.com/black – It gets to the core of the language -
so it’s the gift that keeps on giving!

Best,

-r

Taylor S. wrote:

As people have been saying, Agile Development with Rails 2nd Ed. is the
hot book for Xmas:

http://www.pragmaticprogrammer.com/titles/rails2/index.html

any ideas where i can buy the 2nd edition or pre order it ?

On 12/12/06, Sarah M. [email protected] wrote:

could any1 recomend a book i could buy for my girlfriend shes a computer
programmer and deals in ruby rails i dont have a clue , there are a few
on amazon could sum1 help me pick a decent 1?

See

http://web2withrubyonrails.gauldong.net/books/

There are (my) reviews of Rails and related books there.

I wish I could copy & paste it here but I don’t really to want to
HTMLize this mailing list post.

The first book I recommended is, of course, the Agile Web D.
with Rails. Excerpt from my page:

Agile Web D. with Rails
“The Rails Bible”

If you prefer learning/reading/practicing/doing from a book than
online, the first book I’d recommend is obviously the one that David
Heinemeier H. (creator of Rails) wrote himself, Agile Web
Development with Rails. Note that this book is excellent if you’re
already a bit familiar with the Ruby programming language, or if you
can follow the Ruby examples quickly (I hope so, since in my opinion
Ruby is one of the easiest programming languages to learn). If you
need help in Ruby, though, you may want to read one of the Ruby
programming language tutorials (in Rails-related Resources section
above, or the Ruby books below), or get the Rails book for you that
wants to learn Ruby and Rails from scratch, Ruby on Rails Up and
Running (see more below).

The second edition of this book is available, you should get it rather
than the first edition. The reason is pretty understandable: the Rails
project is going in a very rapid pace, and there are cool new features
in the newer Rails versions (1.2.x) that weren’t available at the time
the first edition of the book was written. Don’t worry though, there
are still plenty of documentation and samples on the Rails API
documentation, the Rails wiki, and other places, to look for
information about these new features.


Posted via http://www.ruby-forum.com/.


Hendy I.
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I got the PDF version… enjoying every bit of it. I am however bit
disappointed in certain aspects of the book but thats another story.
Its a good buy. Buy the PDF and Burn a CD…put some label or something
on the CD :slight_smile: Its much easier to carry then a 723 page thick book…
:slight_smile:

Cheers

On 12/11/06, Sarah M. [email protected] wrote:

could any1 recomend a book i could buy for my girlfriend shes a computer
programmer and deals in ruby rails i dont have a clue , there are a few
on amazon could sum1 help me pick a decent 1?

Sure she hasn’t read enough ruby/rails material already? I’d shoot for
the fiction shelves instead, unless you know she really wants some
specific rails book.

Isak

I would also recommend
http://pragmaticprogrammer.com/titles/ruby/index.html as well. It’s a
good idea to understand the language rails in written in.

The first book I would recommend is Agile web development 2nd edition.
No doubt that it’s the bible and the best starting source. But after
reading this book and starting coding you will find that you must learn
ruby to understand Rails. Someone on IRC ( ruby on rails channel)
recommend me and it was the inflexion point to start learning Rails.
I’m talking about the book Ruby for Rails that explains the Ruby
language from the Rails point of view. Great book.

http://www.manning.com/black/ Manning black book - Ruby for Rails

Sarah M. wrote:

could any1 recomend a book i could buy for my girlfriend shes a computer
programmer and deals in ruby rails i dont have a clue , there are a few
on amazon could sum1 help me pick a decent 1?

Sarah

You didn’t tell us what books she already has. Other people have made
good recommendations; I would add this:

The Ruby Way, second edition, by Hal F., is a great book:

http://www.amazon.com/Ruby-Way-Second-Addison-Wesley-Professional/dp/0672328844

regards

Justin