Ruby On Rails Book

Hi, I’m going to buy only one book of Rails, what book do you
recommend ?

Regards.
Israel.

israel wrote:

Hi, I’m going to buy only one book of Rails, what book do you
recommend ?

Regards.
Israel.

The Rails Way. Obie F.

James B. wrote:

israel wrote:

Hi, I’m going to buy only one book of Rails, what book do you
recommend ?

Regards.
Israel.

The Rails Way. Obie F.
+1 for Rails Way,

some of the code examples have bugs, but compared to AWDR it’s far
superior

no waste of 12 chapters on a tutorial that you might read once and never
again

James B. wrote:

Andy K. wrote:

The Rails Way. Obie F.
+1 for Rails Way,

If you can spring for two books then the second should be “Ruby for
Rails” by David Black. This is one of the best written textbooks that I
have ever read.
+1 for Ruby for Rails as well

but it’s getting a bit dated, maybe there’s a new edition in the works

Andy K. wrote:

The Rails Way. Obie F.
+1 for Rails Way,

If you can spring for two books then the second should be “Ruby for
Rails” by David Black. This is one of the best written textbooks that I
have ever read.

Andy K. wrote:

+1 for Ruby for Rails as well

but it’s getting a bit dated, maybe there’s a new edition in the works

With Ruby 1.9 / 2.0 hovering like a specter one may speculate that a
great number of revised editions are in the works.

Hi –

On Thu, 27 Mar 2008, Andy K. wrote:

have ever read.
+1 for Ruby for Rails as well

but it’s getting a bit dated, maybe there’s a new edition in the works

Not exactly. I’m currently working on a new version of it, but it’s
going to be a “Ruby only” book. Nothing against Rails; I just have
always wanted to write a Ruby book, and R4R gives me a great starting
point (though there’s a lot of new material, and all of it is being
revised and reworked for Ruby 1.9).

I think a lot of people who will want to read it are Rails developers,
though it’s not “optimized” for that audience this time around. Part
of the reason I’m encouraged to do it this way is that I’ve seen so
very many people who start with Rails… learn the Ruby they need…
and then get motivated and interested in learning Ruby unto itself. My
view is that it’s all interesting and all fun, so I follow my
instincts about what I think will be a sweet spot (for me as a writer
and for the readership). I also wanted an excuse to delve more deeply
into 1.9.

Stay tuned – we should have some more info reasonably soon.

I’ll just add (and many of you have heard me say it before :slight_smile: that
while some of the Rails examples in R4R are showing their age, the
Ruby you learn from the book is very much the Ruby you’re almost
certainly using now, give or take a tiny revision number (1.8.5 vs.
1.8.6, perhaps). The Rails that it’s “for” may have changed a good
bit, but the Ruby that the book is about has moved much more slowly
:slight_smile:

David


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