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An excellent resource in a wilderness of hell
on December 27, 2010
There are as many rails tutorials on the web and in book form as there are ruby methods. An infinite expanse of information - most of it leading to heartbreak and frustration.
Hartl, with this book as well as the first venture, takes the reader by the hand and gently guides him/her/it/them/monkeybacon through the world of ruby and ruby on rails with the excitement and ease a master has when taking students along for a ride.
I have a collection of books and tutorials and, WITHOUT FAIL, each and every one of them ends somewhere with some sort of mistake in code that I've never been able to get over (including the first book by Hartl, by the way). Not so with this one. I completed the project outlined in this book. First time that's happened with any of the other books/tutorials.
As I am a functioning idiot, this is no mean feat. It is quite an accomplishment. Not by me, but by the author.
If you are able to view the tutorial videos, those will make your life that much better.
Buy it. Now.