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Advanced Rails Recipes 1st Edition
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This book does not cover that at all - its main goal is discussing various ways to spruce one's application - by using functions that are not commonly seen, or using various third-party technologies with Rails, like obscure full-text searching tools, or Google Maps. I'm all for the former, and the book has some pretty clever ways of doing things you probably never thought it could do. I find things like Google Maps integration less than interesting, however, since I can easily pull that type of information from myriad of the Rails blogs already out there.
Some of the recipes are meant to be looked at on an as-needed basis, e.g. searching using Solr, Sphinx, or Ferret, and sending email via Gmail. But most of the book can be simply read as a way to learn more about Rails, e.g. customizing error messages, testing with RSpec and Shoulda, and caching strategies and tools.
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I got this book specifically because it covered long-running asynchronous server processing. Its coverage really wasn't adequate on that topic, but I found other areas (caching,... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Michael R. Kruger
This book is a must have resource for anyone developing Rails applications. Mike Clark, the Ruby community and the Pragmatic Programmers have once again delivered a set of... Read morePublished on May 23, 2008 by G. Stark
This is not only a phenomenal reference, but it is great for whetting your appetite when embarking into new Rails territory -- the book is full of ideas, that Rails devs of all... Read morePublished on May 23, 2008 by Mark A. Holton