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Practical REST on Rails 2 Projects (Expert's Voice in Web Development) 1st Edition

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Ben Scofield develops web applications for Viget Labs, based in the D.C. area. He has been designing and building for the Web since 1998, and has been happily obsessed with Ruby and Rails for several years. He's worked on a variety of sites, and has spoken at RailsConf and RubyConf. He lives in Durham, North Carolina with his wife, dog, and child.
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Product Details

  • Series: Expert's Voice in Web Development
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; 1 edition (April 29, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1590599942
  • ASIN: B008SM9H5Q
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,644,678 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By J. Pease on July 29, 2008
Format: Paperback
In a nutshell this book can be broken into 3 parts:

1) About REST - 19 pages
2) Rails support for REST - 18 pages
3) Tutorials - All the other pages

I found the first 37 pages or so pretty interesting. The tutorials I'm sure have a lot of good examples, but personally I find that not the most fascinating format to read. If I have to scroll more than a few pages in a tutorial in a blog I might lose interest. That's just me.

The tutorials provide examples of how to include the ideas of REST using JavaScript, JSON, PHP, iPhone, Facebook, etc. Glance over the sections at a bookstore, if it looks like something pertinent to a project you are working on ... then buy it.

So overall, it does an OK job of presenting the material in the chosen format (tutorials). It's just not my personal favorite as far as written formats go.
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