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The Rails Way

(Addison-Wesley Professional Ruby Series)

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  265 ratings  ·  11 reviews
The expert guide to building Ruby on Rails applications Ruby on Rails strips complexity from the development process, enabling professional developers to focus on what matters most: delivering business value. Now, for the first time, there's a comprehensive, authoritative guide to building production-quality software with Rails. Pioneering Rails developer Obie Fernandez an ...more
Paperback, 851 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by Addison-Wesley Professional
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Feb 13, 2008 rated it really liked it
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It's better than Agile Web Development w/Rails (despite the grammatical error in the first sentence of the foreword -- don't judge it by that). It is also an intermediate to semi-advanced text, so don't expect a tutorial on how to build a shopping cart.

I particularly enjoyed some of the sidebar quips -- "Wilson says... Writing applications without tests makes you a bad person, incapable of love." -- although I don't necessarily agree with them all.

The chapters on controllers, routing, views are
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Michael Economy
Feb 13, 2008 rated it liked it
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Its ok, though i usually use the online rdocs instead, since rails is under such heavy development I don't think its practical to buy any rails book thats over 3 months old.

This guy definitely is a better coder than dave thomas.
Ben Cavileer
Aug 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
The ultimate Rails desk reference. Essential for anyone looking to develop quality Rails apps. The book will increase programming productivity and enjoyment with well thought written examples. Covers Rails 2.0, Testing, Ajax, E-Mail, deployment... etc.
Jan 04, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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Great book that finally made the Rails web application framework ( truly understandable to me. I read the Pragmatic Rails book, but it was not as clear and detailed as this book. ...more
Harry Yeh
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This is the original version of the book, there is a newer one that has come out. Great reference for the Rails framework but tougher to read if you are looking for a tutorial.
Manda Wilson
Apr 09, 2008 rated it really liked it
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Not quite a reference book, but does read like one.
Nov 25, 2012 rated it liked it
Excellent introductory book to Ruby on Rails for the practicing developer.
Dean Jones
Jan 12, 2009 rated it liked it
A long winded book on Rails. Great for reference and learning.
Aditya Agustyana
Jul 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
love the tips, it's range from simple to complex problems, must have if you're Ruby on Rails professional developer
Brian Rivard
Aug 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
Pound for pound, a great book. Excellent reference. What it doesn't cover it points you to in the Rails source code. Well worth the money.
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Pretty intense Reference for everything Rails
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