David Orriss Jr wrote:
I have quite a few books and this one is the one I use least - I
thought it was rushed out and I found it of little value to me.
cheers, Dave Porter
I dunno if I'd be *that* harsh... It's an *ok* book but it's more of a "Nutshell" approach in it's presentation.
Davi, look into the "Agile Web Development with Rails" book from the Pragmatic Bookshelf. It's far more comprehensive, IMHO.
You may look at my books section : and the posts tagged as Books.
Agile Web Development with Rails Second Edition is probably best, and
also uptodate with Rails 1.2. Beginning Series from Apress (Ruby, Ruby
on Rails, Ruby on Rails E-commerce) are very friendly to beginners.
Never buy an old book on Rails. For some (obvious?) reasons books got
obsoleted by Rails and other plugins pretty fast. Make sure you use the
Rails version and plugins matching the ones from the book while
While actually developing though, the resources on the net is the best
way to update yourself. Plugins come and go, some got unmaintained etc.
The landscape is changing pretty constantly. Google Reader, along with
sites such as PlanetRubyOnRails.org|.com (and of course, as a shameless
plug, RubyInside.com) are your best friends