What is the best book to read after Practical Object-Oriented Design In Ruby and Rails Antipatterns?


My name is David, this is my first post here. Thanks for having this
and allow me to post a question. Going to the nitty-gritty:

I have read:

  • Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby: I found it amazing, I
    I understand what is object oriented design after reading this book.
  • Rails Antipatterns: I have found many problems that I did not know
    to solve better and this book has taught me.

What do you think it would be the best next book to read? I am
in Javascript too, but mainly with Rails.

I have thought about Crafting Rails Applications by Jose Valim

I would appreciate any brief description of the book/s and why you think
is worth to read !

Thanks for your time!



“Metaprogramming Ruby” is the best book to understendig how ruby work in
rails, sinatra or any other system. You can understand how work
activerecord or any other “magic” gem

“Level Up!” by Steven Talcott S. is a great book for aspiring
developers. Rails is the main example used in the book, since it is the
platform upon which the author crafted his own career. The book
describes a
path to excellence in software development, describing skillets and
practices that are now the ideal model that most successful Rails shops
using today.

It changed my approach to learning and practicing software development,
with nearly immediate results.


All those mentioned are great books to read. I’m tossing in “Practicing
Rails” and “Rails 4 in Action”, I’m also going to say it doesn’t really
matter. What I think does matter is you start working on a rails
application, even following one of the many tutorials; at least work
through a couple of full examples so you have something real to hang
you’re learning upon.

Thank you very much for all answers !

@tamouse I’m already working on a real application ^^, so everything I
I think about many ways of applying it.

@Brent , I have checked the example of “Level up” but it was highly
on pair programming an other subjects what confuses me a bit :S

Practicing Rails: Justin Weiss: http://praciticingrails.com

Rails 4 in Action: Ryan B., , Yehuda K., Steve K., and Rebecca
Skinner: Rails 4 in Action (Still in pre-publication early
to be released in July). The book really is complete now, grab the early
access copy.

On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 7:42 AM, David Díaz Clavijo
[email protected]

@Dorohvich and @tamouse I have checked your books but as I do not know
author I am not sure if I am picking the right ones, may you tell me the
authors please?

Thank you !