7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Great book, but unfortunate kindle edition,
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This review is from: Ruby on Rails 3 Tutorial: Learn Rails by Example (Addison-Wesley Professional Ruby Series) (Kindle Edition)
I can highly recommend this book as an introduction to Rail3. It thoroughly describes most aspects (though leaves one important one out, localization). As an already seasoned web developer on other platforms, this book was a great introduction to the entire Rails ecosystem, and the Ruby language itself.
However there is a general problem with the kindle edition. The code examples are not embedded as text but as images. This has the following drawbacks.
* It can be difficult to read, in particular, it is difficult to distinguish parenthesis, braces, and burly braces.
* Setting a wide margin decreases the size of the image making it more difficult to read.
* Copy/pasting is not possible.
* Searching for text is not possible.
It would have received 5 stars, had the code examples been in text form.