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The Rails 3 Way (Addison-Wesley Professional Ruby Series)

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"The Rails(TM) 3 Way" is a comprehensive resource that digs into the new features in Rails 3 and perhaps more importantly, the rationale behind them.
--Yehuda Katz, Rails Core
The Bible for Ruby on Rails Application Development Ruby on Rails strips complexity from the development process, enabling professional developers to focus on what matters most: delivering business va
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Paperback, 708 pages
Published December 20th 2010 by Addison-Wesley Professional (first published September 3rd 2010)
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J. Pablo
Jun 03, 2012 J. Pablo rated it really liked it
I been working with Rails professionally for more or less two years and I been toying with it since 1.2 or so. I wrote several gems and a couple of patches to Rails itself. I'm not a newbie. Yet, I learned a lot about this book. While reading I would very often come to work and change many lines of code to a better way of doing things. For someone with less experience than myself, this might be a goldmine.

Something to keep in mind. This is not a good first book on Rails. Maybe a second one. It's
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Adam Tuttle
Nov 22, 2011 Adam Tuttle rated it really liked it
An excellent reference, to be sure, but a fairly strong grasp of ruby (more than you'll get from tryruby.org) will help with comprehension. It also helps to have played around with Rails some before you even pick this book up.
Bashar Mahasen
Aug 28, 2015 Bashar Mahasen rated it liked it
Good as a reference as it covers too many details of rails 3. The book lacks for example and requires solid knowledge to understand things from a conceptual perspective.
Jamie
Apr 07, 2011 Jamie rated it it was amazing
This is a great read and indispensable and exhaustive resource for RoR. I especially liked the sidebars by core Rails developers.
John Matthews
Sep 06, 2013 John Matthews rated it liked it
Good as a reference for looking up info on a specific subject, yet not the sort of book worth reading in its entirety.

Eric Brooke
Jul 13, 2013 Eric Brooke rated it really liked it
A good reference but does come from a Ruby perspective rather then a Rails perspective, thus you will need to strengthen your Ruby knowledge first.
Larry Wright
Aug 07, 2011 Larry Wright rated it really liked it
Great coverage of Rails. It would make a great book for a beginner but experienced developers will find it useful as well. I hate the title, the juvenile joke was unnecessary.
Breccan
May 06, 2011 Breccan rated it really liked it
It has a few flaws but is a great coverage of Rails 3 and organised in a way that makes it a decent desk reference.
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