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Agile Web Development with Rails by Sam Ruby
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Oct 04, 09

Read in October, 2009

Decent book to learn rails. I'm a total noob when it comes to web apps, yet this book was good enough to get me through my first site. The approach they take is to write a full website first, then go back and fill in the details. I think this was a good approach as long as you're willing to do the whole example site along with the book. However, it made it hard to use the book as a reference once you run off on your own. Many times I knew I had seen a topic in the book and couldn't find it later. I suspect this is as good a rails learning book you'll find, but if you're serious about developing in rails this book won't be quite enough. In addition to this one, you'll want to pick up a ruby reference and either a rails cookbook or a true rails reference.
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08/03/2009 page 79
10.08% "Ruby is new to me, web development is new to me (I've done hand-coded HTML and that's it), and database-centric apps are newish to me."

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