This encyclopedic book is not only a definitive Rails reference, but an indispensable guide to Software-as-a-Service coding techniques for serious craftspersons. I keep a copy in the lab, a copy at home, and a copy on each of my three e-book readers, and it’s on the short list of essential resources for my undergraduate software engineering course.
—Armando Fox, adjunct associate professor, University of California, Berkeley
Everyone interested in Rails, at some point, has to follow The Rails Way.
—Fabio Cevasco, senior technical writer, Siemens AG, and blogger at H3RALD.com
I can positively say that it’s the single best Rails book ever published to date. By a long shot.
—Antonio Cangiano, software engineer and technical evangelist at IBM
This book is a great crash course in Ruby on Rails! It doesn’t just document the features of Rails, it filters everything through the lens of an experienced Rails developer—so you come our a pro on the other side.
—Dirk Elmendorf, co-founder of Rackspace, and Rails developer since 2005
The key to The Rails Way is in the title. It literally covers the “way” to do almost everything with Rails. Writing a truly exhaustive reference to the most popular Web application framework used by thousands of developers is no mean feat. A thankful community of developers that has struggled to rely on scant documentation will embrace The Rails Way with open arms. A tour de force!
—Peter Cooper, editor, Ruby Inside
In the past year, dozens of Rails books have been rushed to publication. A handful are good. Most regurgitate rudimentary information easily found on the Web. Only this book provides both the broad and deep technicalities of Rails. Nascent and expert developers, I recommend you follow The Rails Way.
—Martin Streicher, chief technology officer, McLatchy Interactive; former editor-in-chief of Linux Magazine
Hal Fulton’s The RubyWay has always been by my side as a reference while programming Ruby. Many times I had wished there was a book that had the same depth and attention to detail, only focused on the Rails framework. That book is now here and hasn’t left my desk for the past month.
—Nate Klaiber, Ruby programmer
As noted in my contribution to the Afterword: “What Is the Rails Way (To You)?,” I knew soon after becoming involved with Rails that I had found something great. Now, with Obie’s book, I have been able to step into Ruby on Rails development coming from .NET and be productive right away. The applications I have created I believe to be a much better quality due to the techniques I learned using Obie’s knowledge.
—Robert Bazinet, InfoQ.com, .NET and Ruby community editor, and founding member of the Hartford, CT, Ruby Brigade
Extremely well written; it’s a resource that every Rails programmer should have. Yes, it’s that good.
—Reuven Lerner, Linux Journal columnist
This book is a must read for everyone who wants to understanding Rails in a deep way.
Not enough, and your eyes will glaze over, too much and it will seem to be restating the obvious without giving you any finer points to chew on.
This book will help with those "what if" questions and it will give a few examples on how to do things the "Rails way".
It's THE reference on Rails 3, as well as a master's course in the Rails way. Just like the title says.Published 13 months ago by jessethebuilder
Invaluable insights into Rails with this advanced text. After a month of cramming on Rails with more basic books by Michael Hartl etc, this was the cherry. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Yarin Kessler
Good reference book and easy to follow and find the things that you are looking for in Rails. Really great learning tool.Published 20 months ago by Christopher Farm
I don't think I've _ever_ found anything I've looked for in the index.
There is a fair amount of useful information in the book, though; check it out of the library... Read more
This book feels like a hodge-podge mish-mash of Rails knowledge, riddled with errors and inconsistencies (contradicting itself on opposite-facing pages is not uncommon). Read morePublished on July 24, 2012 by Justin Heck
This book is a must read for everyone who wants to understanding Rails in a deep way. Obie is an excelent writterPublished on May 29, 2012 by Rafael Izidoro
I've been reading this book for about 2 months now and I am not impressed. It lightly glazes over many important topics. It never seems to explain anything in enough detail. Read morePublished on April 4, 2012 by Eric C. Jones
I bought this because I'd heard it was the 'bible' for Rails development. At around 700 pages it's not a light read: some of it I found useful, but much of it covers ground... Read morePublished on February 4, 2012 by P. Cherryl
I have loved reading this book. While I do not believe it to be the only book a Rails developer should have, it is a great one to add to the collection hether you are a beginner... Read morePublished on December 29, 2011 by Cody B.