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Rails for .NET Developers (Facets of Ruby) 1st Edition
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Enter Jeff and Brian's book.
I loved the way they contrasted Rails and .Net with code from each showing a single topic. It really helped me walk through what was happening in a language I was familiar with and still get the ideas behind the Rails conventions. Also their focus on a windows development environment helped tremendously in the initial install process.
I can see now that the hardest part of all is going to be learning Ruby and they did a great job giving an intro to the language and syntax to someone not familiar with dynamically typed languages.
I've already recommended this book to co-workers and for my boss to buy a copy for the office. Its definitely a resource I plan on referring to during my upcoming development projects.
Jeff and Brian do a great job of explaining the most essential topics required to create real world Rails applications, and they do it with you, the .NET developer in mind. They cover the whole gamut of Rails development, and as such you'll be up and running with Rails in no time. I think the most valuable part of this book is the "here's how you'd do it in .NET, and here's how you do it in Rails" side of things. Really helps to solidify the concepts.
Rails for .NET Developers is chock full of great, usable code examples that should greatly expand your Rails toolkit in no time flat. This is a must have book if you're interested in learning the excellent Ruby on Rails framework, and the Ruby language itself. Order it now.
While hardly a reference for ActiveRecord, ActionController or ActionView(and it's not intended to be), you will get a solid introduction to the basics of Ruby and to the basics of how the three aforementioned modules work together to make development on RoR as pleasant as possible. This book does a great job in comparing and contrasting the underlying framework of ASP.NET to the MVC+REST world of Rails.
If you're a .NET developer looking to learn Ruby mostly for the Web world, this book is a great place to start.
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Great jumping-off point for those using .NET and wanting to learn Rails. However, after reading the book, I realized that I probably would have been fine with a book solely... Read morePublished on September 27, 2009 by Carl Furrow