Sam Ruby is a prominent software developer who is a co-chair of the W3C HTML Working Group and has made significant contributions to many of the Apache Software Foundation's open source software projects. He is a Senior Technical Staff Member in the Emerging Technologies Group of IBM.
Dave Thomas, as one of the authors of the Agile Manifesto, understands agility. As the author of "Programming Ruby," he understands Ruby. And, as an active Rails developer, he knows Rails.
David Heinemeier Hansson is the creator of the Rails framework.
Literally every Rails developer I know agrees that this is "the book" for learning Rails, and it really is a great resource. Unfortunately, it's not a great introduction. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Brian Lewis
This book is great!
I have been programming for many years and was interesting in learning more about writing Ruby on Rails applications so I purchased this book. Read more
Rails may be in version 4 now, but this is still the definitive RoR instruction manual. I've gone over every page, and written a shopping cart that builds on the examples in this... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Acoustic Player
If you a starting out to learn Rails, this is the book to read! Very comprehensive and easy to learn!Published 12 months ago by Vidhya Kumar
This book explicitly explains what is going on behind the scenes with rails. If I had found it when I first started with rails it certainly would have saved me hours and hours of... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Lonnie
There is no better book for getting started with Ruby on Rails.
In fact, this is probably the best quickly style, walk through guide of any tech topic I've seen. Read more
awesome book for learning Ruby on Rails. Very current and nicely organized.
highly recommended if you want to learn good programming
This is a rare book and as a reviewer of technical books from many publishers, it is the first book I recommend to people who want to learn programming, regardless of if you want... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Matthew Nuzum
Great if you want to build a shopping cart, otherwise not terribly useful. Doesn't do a great job of teaching the concepts.Published 18 months ago by N. J. Mueller