Crafting Rails Applications: Expert Practices for Everyday Rails Development
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Crafting Rails Applications: Expert Practices for Everyday Rails Development

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Rails 3 is a huge step forward. You can now easily extend the framework, change its behavior, and replace whole components to bend it to your will, all without messy hacks. This pioneering book is the first resource that deep dives into the new Rails 3 APIs and shows you how use them to write better web applications and make your day-to-day work with Rails more productive....more
Paperback, 180 pages
Published May 15th 2011 by The Pragmatic Bookshelf (first published April 4th 2011)
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Really advanced stuff for people who are ready and itching to dig into Rails internals.

The examples were a bit too contrived for my taste. Several didn't have any reason to exist other than to show off the guts of Rails, and the author even admitted that you'd have been more likely to solve a problem in a more straightforward, simple manner.

It's information-dense enough that I found it to be kind of a slog, though I did like the way chapters were organized, tying several deep Rails concepts into...more
Jacob Tjornholm
Excellent book. José Valim makes some pretty advanced stuff look simple, not least by test driving his way through the book. Recommended for anyone who want to create Rails engines, renderers, generators or similar, and for anyone who simply want to know more about the internals of Rails. It's a quick read but each page contains valuable stuff, there are no boring passages.

The table of contents is a bit misleading because most chapters actually cover a lot more than the main topic.

Also, I enjo...more
An interesting read which delves into rails internals. While I found the information hidden in this book quite valuable, it was a bit rambly and the examples were a bit contrived. I feel it could have been 100 pages shorter and still held the same value.
Harri Kauhanen
There aren't many "advanced" Rails books around, but this one is an exception. It would perhaps have been even greater if organized around Rails topics (how routing works, rails views etc.) instead of having a "walkthrough" style creating useful ruby gems.
It is not easy book.
It is really deep book on Rails internals. It helped me understand responders and translations in Rails.
I used techniques I found in book in current projects
Xavier Shay
Good reference if you want to go anywhere near the Rails APIs with plugins.
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