Dan Chak's varied education in real-world web architecture gives him a unique perspective on the challenges of building rock-solid web applications. Dan has worked at Amazon.com, the world's biggest online retail store, where seemingly small technology problems become big ones due to enormous scale. Dan also directed software development at CourseAdvisor Inc., a Ruby on Rails startup company. A nearly instant success, CourseAdvisor was acquired by the Washington Post Company in October 2007. You can hear his thoughts on his blog at http://blog.chak.org.
The other books were good, but you need more than books touting rails' magic and coolness - sweet/success/awesome.
Dan Chak has written a really excellent introduction to enterprise web application architecture, and a worthy candidate for your technical bookshelf.
I wish I had read it way back when I started as I have made many of the mistakes he warns about and had to learn the hard way.
The author see's the sql database as the center and stronghold of his application. So the pages 40-180 tell's you, how to normalize you'r db, use constraint's to enforce... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Dieter Späth
My edition was written in 2008, and lots of things in Rails have moved on since then. However, this book is still a great read for the many other aspects that are rarely addressed... Read morePublished on November 8, 2011 by DAVID
Hi, I enjoyed this book. Didn't understand when the sledding got rough, but it certainly helped me understand what the noise about n-tier is all about. Read morePublished on March 25, 2011 by John S. Benson
Regardless that the technology is Rails and Postgres -centric, the text is solid about proper enterprise architecture. Read morePublished on December 3, 2010 by High Pockets
I just finished Enterprise Rails and want to tell you what a capital, outstanding, helpful book it is. I was sad when I finished it! Read morePublished on August 19, 2010 by Amazon Customer
It addressed the real world problems of Rails. It's emphasized the organization and code sharing when you put the Plugin chapter at the very beginning of the book. Read morePublished on October 12, 2009 by S. Kanakakorn
I bought this book based on a recommendation from a friend and I'm so glad that I did. While I was expecting the book to walk through ways to architect scalable Rails... Read morePublished on August 19, 2009 by R. Barrett
In a Rails world full of buzzwords and magic, this book brings you exactly where you have supposed to be when programming in the enterprise with the framework we all love. Read morePublished on May 19, 2009 by Costa Michele
This is my first ever review. Oddly none of the other technical books (over 300) that I read ever compelled me write before. Read morePublished on April 5, 2009 by farout