On Oct 22, 2013, at 2:40 PM, Julien I. [email protected] wrote:
i’m a new RoR developer and i need your feedback about this book
Is it good for learning Rails ? I mean, i already read Michael H. tutorial.
Is it useful to me to buy this book ? Are there other good books about Rails 4 ?
thx guys !
p.s: sorry for my english, i’m french x)
Salt et bienvenu!
I would say it’s a good book my experience is with the first edition
(Rails 1!! OMG) but DHH does present some good ideas. It’s contender
isn’t finished yet, but is available as a review edition: Rails 4 In
Action from Manning Pub (Ryan B., Yehuda K., Steve Klabnick all
real masters with opinions that differ a bit from DHH’s). The previous,
Rails 3 In Action, is really excellent, and the new edition is quite
good (still needs some edits, though).
However, If you’ve gone through Hartl’s tutorial and still wanting more,
both of the above cover a lot of the same ground, but from different
points of view. That’s not a bad thing, but might not be what you want.
My next course of action would be to start developing some simple Rails
applications, then study the Rails’s guides at
http://guides.rubyonrails.org (and look at
http://edgeguides.rubyonrails.org as well they represent the latest
edits) and to start looking at the API docs, rather than delve into
another book, but that’s the way I approach things.
Another thing is that learning Rails, one should have a good grasp of
how Ruby works. If that’s not the case (I can’t tell, just a
possibility), I’d suggest Ruby for Rails which focuses on the Ruby
aspects that are necessary to understand how Rails works. It’s a bit
dated, but still good. And of course, the updated Pickaxe book: Ruby
Programming, 19 and 2.0 edition from pragprog.