Suggestions for a book

Hello guys,
I would to join into ruby on rails/ruby community so I need of a book. A
complete big bible and not and intro or advanced-only book.
I have found these titles:

  • Build Your Own Ruby on Rails Web Applications
    (seems to be the best with the newest version of the framework but I
    don’t know if it’s complete)
  • Agile Web D. with Rails
  • Ruby for Rails: Ruby Techniques for Rails Developers

Then probability I need of a book about Ruby language… or not?
Mmmmmm. Ruby Way: Solutions and Techniques in Ruby P.ming ?

(I know Java-Objective-C-C and something about JS).
Thanks a lot
malcom

Ruby for Rails covers both bases if you’d like to go that route: a
very good explanation of Ruby with a lot of Rails content

–Jeremy

On 3/12/07, malcom [email protected] wrote:


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My free Ruby e-book:
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You got everything you need for developing with Ruby and Ruby on
Rails.

The most importation is a good will, enthusiasm and time to try.

There is a lot of on-line documentation so take you keyboard and just
start working.

Yes David Black’s book “Ruby for Rails” is a great resource, it
emphasize Ruby techniques for Rails, so you’ll understand Rails
completely.

But IMO, Agile Web D. with Rails [2] is a must-read book, If
you’re going to be full-time RoR developer.

[1] http://manning.com/black/
[2] http://www.pragmaticprogrammer.com/titles/rails2/

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On 3/13/07, malcom [email protected] wrote:

  • Ruby for Rails: Ruby Techniques for Rails Developers
    macos indipendent developer

I’d go for Ruby for Rails as it covers both well.

On Mar 12, 1:45 pm, [email protected] (malcom) wrote:

Hello guys,
I would to join into ruby on rails/ruby community so I need of a book. A
complete big bible and not and intro or advanced-only book.
I have found these titles:

  • Build Your Own Ruby on Rails Web Applications
    (seems to be the best with the newest version of the framework but I
    don’t know if it’s complete)
  • Agile Web D. with Rails
  • Ruby for Rails: Ruby Techniques for Rails Developers

Ruby for Rails is very thorough as others have suggested, but it’s
just a tad sluggish for those who already have programming experience
(as I’m learning the hard way :wink: or for those who just ‘get it’. I’m
making much more headway in learning Ruby itself by messing with irb
than with the book. As for Rails, the book explains with great
lucidity the connection between Ruby and the framework. I haven’t
read either of the other two books, though, and Ruby for Rails isn’t
complete.

malcom wrote:

Then probability I need of a book about Ruby language… or not?
Mmmmmm. Ruby Way: Solutions and Techniques in Ruby P.ming ?

(I know Java-Objective-C-C and something about JS).
Thanks a lot
malcom

You’ll end up with more than one book eventually, so the real question
is “what should be the first book?” I’d say for someone interested in
both Ruby and Rails, “Ruby for Rails” is by far the best starter. There
isn’t enough Ruby in “Agile Development with Rails” and there isn’t
enough Rails in “Programming Ruby”, You’ll end up owning them at some
point.


M. Edward (Ed) Borasky, FBG, AB, PTA, PGS, MS, MNLP, NST, ACMC§
http://borasky-research.blogspot.com/

If God had meant for carrots to be eaten cooked, He would have given
rabbits fire.

unknown wrote:

Hello guys,
I would to join into ruby on rails/ruby community so I need of a book. A
complete big bible and not and intro or advanced-only book.
I have found these titles:

  • Build Your Own Ruby on Rails Web Applications
    (seems to be the best with the newest version of the framework but I

I looked at that one in the bookstore yesterday. The preface said is
was for beginners to Ruby and Rails.

  • Ruby for Rails: Ruby Techniques for Rails Developers

I looked at that one too, and in the preface it said you should have
some exposure to Rails already.

Hi –

On 3/13/07, 7stud 7stud [email protected] wrote:

was for beginners to Ruby and Rails.

  • Ruby for Rails: Ruby Techniques for Rails Developers

I looked at that one too, and in the preface it said you should have
some exposure to Rails already.

Mainly you just have to have a sense of the client/server nature of
Web communication, and the fact that Rails’s place in the food chain
is as a tool for helping you build server-side applications. And,
come to think of it, if you don’t know that, you shortly will :slight_smile: But
I wanted to suggest that having some sense of what the pieces of the
puzzle are, even if you don’t know them in detail, can be helpful.

The book doesn’t assume that you’ve already written Rails apps, though
a lot of its readers have. In that sense it’s both an intro book and a
backing-and-filling book for Ruby knowledge.

David

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