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Rails 3 in Action

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Rails 3 in Action is a collaboration between Rails community leaders, Ryan Bigg and Yehuda Katz, that covers Rails 3.1 making it the most up-to-date resource available. But it's much more than just a Rails 3 reference book. You'll learn to do Rails the right way, so you can build stable, scalable, and maintainable apps that will satisfy even the most demanding clien
Paperback, 592 pages
Published September 28th 2011 by Manning Publications
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Ryan Johnson
Oct 02, 2013 Ryan Johnson rated it it was amazing
Although it is hard to keep a book like this updated to current specs of Rails and required plugins, it is still a great, thorough introduction to all aspects of Rails. You will just have to power through the small mistakes and outdated info by using the book's website and forum and google to resolve any issues.
Peggy Condon
Apr 02, 2012 Peggy Condon rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-tech
An excellent book, with a focused presentation and real-world examples and gems. The book introduces and presents the examples with the BDD approach, using Cucumber and Rspec. The book was well written and easy to understand. If you don't like BDD this might not be the book for you though. Includes a nice discussion of middleware, engines and api development.
Bjoern Rochel
Dec 22, 2012 Bjoern Rochel rated it really liked it
Shelves: dnf, technology
Was half way through and found it a bit repetitive but good read. I'm not sure whether I like their usage of cucumber and rspec, but hey it's a free world.

There's already the Beta available for Rails 4 in action. That's mainly why I don't finish this book. I'm going to re-read the new one.
Ahmed Attyah
Jun 02, 2013 Ahmed Attyah rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ruby-on-rails
this book is a good introduction to people who are new to ruby on rails, the one thing i liked the most is that the authors used BDD with Cucumber for all examples in the book, highly recommended.
Sergey Shishkin
Feb 06, 2012 Sergey Shishkin rated it really liked it
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Very good, practical book on rails. Extra bonuses go for the accent on RSpec and Cucumber, and also covering Sinatra and Rack Middleware.
May 21, 2013 Charles rated it really liked it
Highly recommend this book to any Rails beginner. Ryan goes over a lot of different practical examples and best practices.
Harshit Rastogi
Apr 14, 2013 Harshit Rastogi rated it really liked it
great book to start with.. Good examples.. Focused on testing along with coding
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