Audible The Rails Way (Addison Wesley Professional Ruby)Author Obie Fernandez – Intimatenights.co.uk
Its ok, though i usually use the online rdocs instead, since rails is under such heavy development I don't think its practical to buy any rails book thats over 3 months old.This guy definitely is a better coder than dave thomas. Not quite a reference book, but does read like one. Great book that finally made the Rails web application framework () truly understandable to me I read the Pragmatic Rails book, but it was not as clear and detailed as this book. The ultimate Rails desk reference Essential for anyone looking to develop quality Rails apps The book will increase programming productivity and enjoyment with well thought written examples Covers Rails 2.0, Testing, Ajax, EMail, deployment etc. The expert guide to building Ruby on Rails applications Ruby on Rails strips complexity from the development process, enabling professional developers to focus on what matters most: delivering business value Now, for the first time, there's a comprehensive, authoritative guide to building productionquality software with Rails Pioneering Rails developer Obie Fernandez and a team of experts illuminate the entire Rails API, along with the Ruby idioms, design approaches, libraries, and plugins that make Rails so valuable Drawing on their unsurpassed experience, they address the real challenges development teams face, showing how to use Rails' tools and best practices to maximize productivity and build polished applications users will enjoy Using detailed code examples, Obie systematically covers Rails' key capabilities and subsystems He presents advanced programming techniques, introduces open source libraries that facilitate easy Rails adoption, and offers important insights into testing and production deployment Dive deep into the Rails codebase together, discovering why Rails behaves as it does and how to make it behave the way you want it to This book will help youIncrease your productivity as a web developerRealize the overall joy of programming with Ruby on RailsLearn what's new in RailsDrive design and protect longterm maintainability with TestUnit and RSpecUnderstand and manage complex program flow in Rails controllersLeverage Rails' support for designing RESTcompliant APIsMaster sophisticated Rails routing concepts and techniquesExamine and troubleshoot Rails routing Make the most of ActiveRecord objectrelational mappingUtilize Ajax within your Rails applicationsIncorporate logins and authentication into your applicationExtend Rails with the best thirdparty plugins and write your ownIntegrate email services into your applications with ActionMailerChoose the right Rails production configurationsStreamline deployment with Capistrano Pretty intense Reference for everything Rails A long winded book on Rails Great for reference and learning. love the tips, it's range from simple to complex problems, must have if you're Ruby on Rails professional developer Pound for pound, a great book Excellent reference What it doesn't cover it points you to in the Rails source code Well worth the money. Excellent introductory book to Ruby on Rails for the practicing developer.