This is a book that I highly recommend to anyone wanting to do non-trivial projects with Rails that don't already know ruby in depth.
David Black spends much of the book covering Ruby internals to give you a better feel and understanding for the structure of Rails, Ruby, and their numerous idioms.
This book has very short simple examples of each code concept and from just reading the book, I have gotten a very good view of Rudy.
I got to chapter 2, and the author expects us to know how to install MYSQL for Rails as if it were extremely straightforward. It is not. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jimmy
Approaching this book, I wasn't quite sure where the emphasis lay, and who this was aimed at. To be clear then, I recommend this book to an intermediate Ruby programmer, who is... Read morePublished on January 26, 2008 by Thing with a hook
Another review for this book uses the perfect word: Wordy!
The book reads like it was written for, either somebody completely new to programming, or somebody who can't... Read more
This is primarily a book about Ruby, very little Rails content, and certainly nothing at a deep-dive level about Rails.Published on January 8, 2008 by Mike
There are some core books one should have when working with Ruby and Rails. This is one of them. Many reviews have already been written about this book, some good, some not so... Read morePublished on January 5, 2008 by Larry
I am new to rails. Before we can do any exercises or practices that come with the book we need to setup the environment correctly. Read morePublished on November 20, 2007 by K. Tjong
First of all, I have been a computer programmer for 34 years. I really do not like writing code, so I have always been attracted to methodologies and technologies that write code... Read morePublished on November 2, 2007 by T. Bartee Lamar
This is almost TWO BOOKS IN ONE.
Stepping from the very basics, this is one of the few books on the subject that first lays the foundation of Ruby as a scripting... Read more
I half read "Agile Web development with Rails" and while I found it very good on getting me upto speed with Rails, I was lost in some of the Ruby code. Read morePublished on June 7, 2007 by Stephen Davies