- Paperback: 880 pages
- Publisher: Addison Wesley; 3 edition (29 May 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0321944275
- ISBN-13: 978-0321944276
- Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 3.8 x 23.1 cm
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The Rails 4 Way (Addison-Wesley Professional Ruby) Paperback – 29 May 2014
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Praise for The Rails Way
"For intermediates and above, I strongly recommend adding this title to your technical bookshelf. There is simply no other Rails title on the market at this time that offers the technical depth of the framework than The Rails™ 3 Way."
—Mike Riley, Dr. Dobb’s Journal
"I highly suggest you get this book. Software moves fast, especially the Rails API, but I feel this book has many core API and development concepts that will be useful for a while to come."
—Matt Polito, software engineer and member of Chicago Ruby User Group
"This book should live on your desktop if you’re a Rails developer. It’s nearly perfect in my opinion."
—Luca Pette, developer
"The Rails™ 3 Way is likely to take you from being a haphazard poke-a-stick-at-it programmer to a deliberate, skillful, productive, and confident RoR developer."
—Katrina Owen, JavaRanch
"I can positively say that it’s the single best Rails book ever published to date. By a long shot."
—Antonio Cangiano, software engineer and technical evangelist at IBM
"This book is a great crash course in Ruby on Rails! It doesn’t just document the features of Rails, it filters everything through the lens of an experienced Rails developer—so you come out a pro on the other side."
—Dirk Elmendorf, cofounder of Rackspace Inc. and Rails developer
"The key to The Rails Way is in the title. It literally covers the 'way' to do almost everything with Rails. Writing a truly exhaustive reference to the most popular web application framework used by thousands of developers is no mean feat. A thankful community of developers that has struggled to rely on scant documentation will embrace The Rails Way with open arms. A tour de force!"
—Peter Cooper, editor, Ruby Inside: The Ruby Blog
"In the past year, dozens of Rails books have been rushed to publication. A handful are good. Most regurgitate rudimentary information easily found on the Web. Only this book provides both the broad and deep technicalities of Rails. Nascent and expert developers, I recommend you follow The Rails Way."
—Martin Streicher, chief technology officer, McClatchy Interactive, former editor in chief of Linux Magazine
"Hal Fulton’s The Ruby Way has always been by my side as a reference while programming Ruby. Many times I had wished there was a book that had the same depth and attention to detail, only focused on the Rails framework. That book is now here and hasn’t left my desk for the past month."
—Nate Klaiber, Ruby programmer
"I knew soon after becoming involved with Rails that I had found something great. Now, with Obie’s book, I have been able to step into Ruby on Rails development coming from .NET and be productive right away. The applications I have created I believe to be a much better quality due to the techniques I learned using Obie’s knowledge."
—Robert Bazinet, InfoQ.com, .NET, and Ruby community editor and founding member of the Hartford Ruby Brigade
"Extremely well written; it’s a resource that every Rails programmer should have. Yes, it’s that good."
—Reuven Lerner, Linux Journal columnist
About the Author
Obie Fernandez, Chief Technology Officer of Lean Startup Machine, has been hacking computers since he got his first Commodore VIC-20 in the 1980s. He helped program some of the world’s first Java enterprise projects and founded Atlanta’s Extreme Programming User Group (later Agile Atlanta). At world-renowned consultancies ThoughtWorks and his own Hashrocket, Obie focused on tackling high-risk projects, including some of the world’s first enterprise Ruby on Rails projects.
Kevin Faustino, Founder and Chief Craftsman of Remarkable Labs in Toronto, Canada, has specialized in Ruby since 2008. He founded the Toronto Ruby Brigade, which hosts tech talks, hack nights, book clubs, and other events.
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I think if you are going to explain things, explain every important thing. And guide the reader from one concept to the next explaining the important details along the way.
So far I've found the volume helpful and well-organized and would recommend it to anybody who appreciates having a single coherent resource to refer to rather than the never-ending amorphous river that is the internet.
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