- Series: Expert's Voice in Web Development
- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Apress; 1st ed. edition (December 16, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1430224339
- ISBN-13: 978-1430224334
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 21 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,315,583 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Beginning Rails 3 (Expert's Voice in Web Development) 1st ed. Edition
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About the Author
Rida Al Barazi is a passionate web developer experienced in building smart web applications for startups. He has been designing and building for the web since 2002. He started working with Rails in 2005 and spoke at different web and Rails conferences in Europe and the Middle East.Rida was raised in Kuwait, grew up in Syria, started his career in Dubai and currently lives in Toronto. In his free time he enjoys music, concerts, movies, traveling and meeting new people. Rida's contact information can be found on his website, www.rida.me.
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The official Rails Guides online [...] totally blow away this book. And also don't forget that this only covers Rails 3.0, and we are now on version 3.2. A few things in this book are already outdated. Save your money and try learning Ruby and the Rails Framework through some of the terrific online tutorials first.
I work as a Web Designer that is starting to branch into development, and I had some experience with earlier versions of Rails in a couple work environments, but never really caught on to the concept. This book helped clear quite a few things up. Previous "beginner" books I had read didn't explain fully enough, didn't flow well, or were written as what seemed like edited versions of more advanced books.
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I'll leave it to other reviewers to give a detailed analysis of the books pedagogy. The structure and course of the book didn't fit me exactly, but it was a good place for me to start.
I will leave one complaint, however: I purchased the Kindle edition of this book. Among the reasons to choose a kindle edition of a reference book is the ability to search the contents of the book when you're looking for a quick bit of info. That's especially important in a book like this which is laid out in a more narrative-like way rather than being broken down into logical topical sections. So, I was bummed to find out that none of the actual ruby code in the book is included when searching the text! This means that if I search for a method name like "accepts_nested_attributes_for" I am unlikely to find anything because all of the chunks of code have been separately formatted as images rather than as raw text.
So, I do recommend the book, but I don't recommend the Kindle version. YMMV.
If you are interested in Ruby, what Ruby is, or just want to learn a new language, this book is a good choice.
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