Books Category

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Learning To Scale Rails With Crappy Programming Book Covers

Jason Seifer (of RailsEnvy / Ruby Show fame) and I were recently captivated by a particularly gorgeous technical book cover:

Awesome, right? Eric Hodel (of RDoc and RubyGems fame) thought he had a better candidate for crappiest programming book cover:

I'm not…

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The Rails 3 Upgrade Handbook by Jeremy McAnally

Rails expert Jeremy McAnally (Ruby Inside's "Top Hitter" of 2008) has been interested in Rails 3 for a long time, and he's dropped a lot of time into producing the Rails 3 Upgrade Handbook, a $12 119 page PDF (no…

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Rails Magazine Issue 5 Available (Free)

Rails Magazine editor Olympiu Metiu has let us know that the fifth issue of Rails Magazine is now available for free in PDF format. If you're not familiar with the magazine, check out our video review of the first issue to get…

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RailsTutorial.org: Michael Hartl's Awesome New Rails Tutorial

RailsTutorial.org, a.k.a. the Ruby on Rails Tutorial, is an all new Ruby on Rails tutorial being developed by Michael Hartl (of RailsSpace and Insoshi fame). Drafts are currently live for chapters 1 through 4 and the tutorial aims to be a thorough…

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Draft of O'Reilly's "Rails In A Nutshell" Free To Read Online

Rails In A Nutshell is a forthcoming book, to be published by O'Reilly, by Cody Fauser, James MacAulay, Edward Ocampo-Gooding and John Guenin. Like other titles in O'Reilly's "Nutshell" series, the book is designed to be a concise introduction to the…

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Mike Gunderloy's "Rails Rescue Handbook" – Very Handy!

The Rails Rescue Handbook is a new, 83 page PDF e-book by Mike Gunderloy that goes in-depth on how to "rescue" a Rails project that might have, well, gone off the rails. The book is aimed at people who've had to…

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Video Review of Rails Magazine Issue 1

A couple of weeks ago, Olimpiu Metiu got in touch with me to tell me about his new Rails magazine, Rails Magazine. We've heard a lot of promises about English-language Rails magazines in the past but little has materialized (not…

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Free PDF Guide to Adobe Flex 3 on Rails 2

DZone has released a new entry in their "Refcardz" series (short PDFs that rapidly walk through a single topic) called Flexible Rails: Flex 3 on Rails 2. It was written by Peter Armstrong of Ruboss and covers how to use Adobe's Flex…