Ruby on Rails Tutorial Learn Web Development With Rails By Hartl, Michael Book – 2015
Rails 3 in a Nutshell, by Cody Fauser, James MacAulay, Edward Ocampo-Gooding, and John Guenin, O’Reilly, 2013
For experienced web programmers interested in expert-level Ruby on Rails material, written by some of the lead programmers of Shopify. Read it online at O’Reilly. Hopefully this book will be in the Ottawa Library in the future!
Rework, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, (- 2010)
This book is about how to succeed in business on the web. Put aside your old ways and look at the new. The authors founded 37Signals, and Hansson is the creator of Ruby on Rails. 250 pages.
Rails 3 in a Nutshell, Cody Fauser, O’Reilly, 2010
A concise introduction to Rails, an overview of commands and configurations, and a guide to the parts of Rails you’ll be using every day. Read the book-in-progress online here. Sorry, it’s not yet at OPL.
The Ruby Way, 2nd ed. / Hal Fulton, Addison-Wesley, 2007
A cookbook of 400 topics, with lots of example code. 800 pages.
Ruby on Rails for Dummies / by Barry Burd, Wiley, 2007
A chatty, very approachable book. 300 pages.
Enterprise recipes with Ruby and Rails / Maik Schmidt, Pragmatic Bookshelf, 2008
You will have noticed that I like the Pragmatic series. From the contents: Implement enterprise-wide security — Process e-commerce payments — Get the most out of databases — Tame file and data formats — Process XML documents the Ruby way — Perform basic netwrkign tasks with ease — Use and build web services — Talk to message brokers — Speak foreign languages — Maintain and administer your applications — Test the easy way — Get documentation nearly for free.
Ruby Cookbook / Lucas Carlson, O’Reilly, 2006
This book is useful when you have mastered the basics of Ruby and you want to write some programs. It will help you avoid reinventing the wheel. Recommended by Matz, 850 pages.
Agile web development with Rails : a Pragmatic guide / Dave Thomas, Pragmatic Bookshelf, 2006
This book is not ‘recent’ but it is the best Rails book in the library. It is very readable and practical, with many examples. 500 pages.