Agile Web Development with Rails (Pragmatic Programmers) 4th edition by Ruby, Sam, Thomas, Dave, Hansson, David Heinemeier () Paperback on. Agile Web Development with Rails does an excellent job of making the Rails The Pragmatic Starter Kit, The Pragmatic Programmer, Pragmatic Program Xcode Developer Tools (version or newer for Leopard, or. Agile Web Development with Rails (Pragmatic Programmers) (), , Sam Ruby, , at.

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Not a good book for starting to learn the language. Description Ruby on Rails helps you produce high-quality, beautiful-looking web applications quickly. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

Anyway I guess this review is pretty pointless, this book is about rails 1. I was just prigrammers that all of the chapters in a book that I actually bought would provide better information than some person’s blog.

Essential reading for savvy designers and developers cleverly boarding the ruby on rails train. That part was harded to read rapidly as it contained API descriptions, etc.

Agile Web Development with Rails: A Pragmatic Guide

Behind Closed Doors Johanna Rothman. It has been replaced with the Rails 4. I recommend reading the first part and skim the second part and get the rest of the knowledge from documentation instead when needed.

Buzzwords don’t make a great book. I pretty much have to Google my way and find my own answers to the poor code examples in the tutorial. I have been programming for many years and was interesting in learning more about writing Ruby on Rails applications so I purchased this book.


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We still witg with a step-by-step walkthrough of building a real application, and in-depth chapters look at the built-in Rails features. I think this was a good approach as long as you’re willing to do the whole example site developent with the book.

It is a free online book that is of equal size to this printed book but allows you to build another completed application and see slightly different ways of doing things.

There are extensive oragmatic on testing, deployment, and scaling. I still keep it by my computer when I work on projects to use as a reference guide.

Good for teaching beginners. I was very pleased with how this book was laid out. This edition now gives new Ruby and Rails users more information on the Ruby language and takes more time to explain key programmerss throughout. This includes full support for Ruby 1. The 4th edition is due to arrive soon, and is retooled for Rails 3. Its a pretty frustrating experience when I hoped to go through the book and learn to build a demo. The approach they take is to write a full website first, then go back prqgmatic fill in the details.

Jan 22, Brent rated it really liked it Shelves: I have yet to find the book that speaks English as opposed to Agike from cover to cover.

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Write a customer review. And, as an active Rails developer, he knows Rails. It seemed like there was too much “magic” going on that impeded my ability to grasp the concepts.

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The chapter devotes only a few small paragraphs to configuring Apache for passenger. About this Title Pages: I guess I’m going to have to keep looking for my fix of good technical and literature content, Why’s gone and Joel Spolsky’s work only goes so far.

Agile Web Development with Rails : For Rails 3.2

You concentrate on creating the application, and Rails takes care of the details. Product details Paperback Publisher: The introduction and the last part of developmetn book will provide you with a lot of technical understanding and you will very likely refer back to it again and again. Want an application that sends and receives e-mail? Get fast, free shipping with Protrammers Prime. This is the price charged by third party merchants for items wth New condition.

Pages with related products. There are extensive chapters on testing, deployment, and scaling. In other words, if you follow the book verbatim, you will encounter problems between what is written and what is current and usable code. Infact, be prepared to ignore large portions of the book. Trivia About Agile Web Develop So in general, I guess I would have to say that this was a very good book with some bad chapters that were tacked-on at the end.

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