The best resource for the best Rails patterns and practices?

Hi

Can I get everyone with an opinion to reply with what they think is
the best resource for Rails patterns and practices?

Thanks
Gavin

I have heard that the “Agile Development with Rails” book was a “must-
have” reference for any Rails developer, but there are new books
coming out every day… I would be on the lookout for a book that
specifically addresses Design patterns and best pratices.

Don’t know about Rails specific patterns, but here is one on Design
Patterns in general in Ruby:
http://www.amazon.com/Design-Patterns-Ruby-Addison-Wesley-Professional/dp/0321490452/ref=sr_1_1/102-6693047-6739350?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1192289820&sr=1-1

On Oct 12, 7:47 am, Gavin [email protected] wrote:

Can I get everyone with an opinion to reply with what they think is
the best resource for Rails patterns and practices?

“The Rails Way” makes for interesting reading.

URL:http://www.therailsway.com/

On 10/13/07, Bharat [email protected] wrote:

Don’t know about Rails specific patterns, but here is one on Design
Patterns in general in Ruby:
http://www.amazon.com/Design-Patterns-Ruby-Addison-Wesley-Professional/dp/0321490452/ref=sr_1_1/102-6693047-6739350?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1192289820&sr=1-1

As far as I know this particular book is still being written.


Rick DeNatale

My blog on Ruby
http://talklikeaduck.denhaven2.com/

On Oct 12, 7:47 am, Gavin [email protected] wrote:

Hi

Can I get everyone with an opinion to reply with what they think is
the best resource for Rails patterns and practices?

Thanks
Gavin

dunno how experienced you are, or what your book budget is, but the 3
Apress Rails books, AWDR (updated PDF version) and the red RailsSpace
book are all quite well done for starting rails/transitioning from
java/zope/whatever (reflecting each author’s biases, obviously). Also
Scott R.'s “Ajax on Rails”.

If there was a RSS feed of best practices with high S/N ratio, i would
pay, oh, all the money I had to subscribe.

On 10/14/07, MrLipid [email protected] wrote:

I’ve found David A. Black’s Ruby for Rails to be tremendously helpful.
That and Agile Web D…

One of the problems with dead-tree books, much as I love them, is that
they have a hard time keeping up with a fast-moving target like rails.

David’s book is good, but it’s from the pre-Rails 1.2 era.

I’d say that the second edition of Active Web D. with Rails
is stil the best bet, but make sure you get the second edition.

Of course Rails 2.0 is imminent, but it’s looking like it will be less
a radical change than from 1.1 to 1.2.


Rick DeNatale

My blog on Ruby
http://talklikeaduck.denhaven2.com/

I’ve found David A. Black’s Ruby for Rails to be tremendously helpful.
That and Agile Web D…

Hi –

On Sun, 14 Oct 2007, Rick DeNatale wrote:

On 10/14/07, MrLipid [email protected] wrote:

I’ve found David A. Black’s Ruby for Rails to be tremendously helpful.
That and Agile Web D…

One of the problems with dead-tree books, much as I love them, is that
they have a hard time keeping up with a fast-moving target like rails.

David’s book is good, but it’s from the pre-Rails 1.2 era.

Yes, but it’s not from the pre-Ruby 1.8 era :slight_smile: The main meat of the
book – Ruby language techniques and explanations for Rails developers
– is pretty fresh, my sources tell me. I guess I’m lucky that Ruby
changes at an unusually slow pace :slight_smile:

David


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On Oct 14, 8:25 am, “Rick DeNatale” [email protected] wrote:

David’s book is good, but it’s from the pre-Rails 1.2 era.
My blog on Rubyhttp://talklikeaduck.denhaven2.com/
you can get a pretty good handle on edge from these blogs:

http://wiki.rubyonrails.org/rails/pages/EdgeRails
http://weblog.rubyonrails.com/2007/9/30/rails-2-0-0-preview-release
http://edgenotes.jimlindley.com/
http://ryandaigle.com/articles/2007/10/1/what-s-new-in-edge-rails-rails-2-0-preview-release

On Oct 16, 5:16 am, [email protected] wrote:

they have a hard time keeping up with a fast-moving target like rails.

David’s book is good, but it’s from the pre-Rails 1.2 era.

Yes, but it’s not from the pre-Ruby 1.8 era :slight_smile: The main meat of the
book – Ruby language techniques and explanations for Rails developers
– is pretty fresh, my sources tell me. I guess I’m lucky that Ruby
changes at an unusually slow pace :slight_smile:

David

true, only 1.8.5 and 1.8.6 have come out since the book:

http://eigenclass.org/hiki.rb?ruby+1.8.5+changelog
http://svn.ruby-lang.org/repos/ruby/tags/v1_8_5/ChangeLog
http://svn.ruby-lang.org/repos/ruby/tags/v1_8_6/NEWS

also, i think the JRuby buzz has people forgetting about the language
spec vs. implementations.

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