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Ruby on Rails

Ruby on Rails Tutorial Learn Web Development With Rails By Hartl, Michael Book – 2015

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Rails 3 in a Nutshell

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!

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Service-oriented Ruby

Service-oriented Design with Ruby and Rails, Paul Dix, 2011

Ruby programmers will learn how to interface with legacy systems, develop web services, and move into the cloud. 250 pages.

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Rework

book coverRework, 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.

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Rails 3 in a Nutshell

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.

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Ruby Way

book coverThe Ruby Way, 2nd ed. / Hal Fulton, Addison-Wesley, 2007

A cookbook of 400 topics, with lots of example code. 800 pages.

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Ruby on Rails for Dummies

book coverRuby on Rails for Dummies / by Barry Burd, Wiley, 2007

A chatty, very approachable book. 300 pages.

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Enterprise recipes with Ruby and Rails

book coverEnterprise 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.

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Ruby Cookbook

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.

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Agile web development with Rails

book coverAgile 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.