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Beginning Ruby on Rails

K. Bartlett
 
Learn to Program, Second Edition (The Facets of Ruby Series)
Learn to Program, Second Edition (The Facets of Ruby Series)
"If you've never done any programming, start here. A great intro book into concepts and it uses Ruby to boot."
Agile Web Development with Rails, Third Edition
Agile Web Development with Rails, Third Edition
"The Bible for getting started with Rails."
The Well-Grounded Rubyist
The Well-Grounded Rubyist
"A new version of a very good book, Ruby for Rails, which bridges the gap between Ruby and Rails."
Programming Ruby 1.9: The Pragmatic Programmers' Guide (Facets of Ruby)
Programming Ruby 1.9: The Pragmatic Programmers' Guide (Facets of Ruby)
"The defacto reference on Ruby itself."
Best of Ruby Quiz (Pragmatic Programmers)
Best of Ruby Quiz (Pragmatic Programmers)
"Ruby Quiz is an awesome way to learn Ruby. They are little challenges that help you learn. Much of this content is available for free online but book is still nice to have."
CSS: The Definitive Guide
CSS: The Definitive Guide
"Pretty good guide for CSS, which is an essential tool."
HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide (6th Edition)
HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide (6th Edition)
"HTML mastery is absolutely required of just about any web developer."
The CSS Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks & Hacks
The CSS Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks & Hacks
"I've heard this is a good intro CSS/HTML book."
Rails Recipes (Pragmatic Programmers)
Rails Recipes (Pragmatic Programmers)
"Gives neat little "recipes" for how to get certain common tasks done."
Advanced Rails Recipes
Advanced Rails Recipes
"More advanced recipes."
Rails Cookbook (Cookbooks (O'Reilly))
Rails Cookbook (Cookbooks (O'Reilly))
"Similar to the Pragmatic book."
Ruby Cookbook (Cookbooks (O'Reilly))
Ruby Cookbook (Cookbooks (O'Reilly))
"Non rails-specific recipes that are nice to have for learning."