Ruby on Rails 3 Tutorial: Learn Rails by Example (Addison-Wesley Professional Ruby Series) Reviews

Ruby on Rails 3 Tutorial: Learn Rails by Example (Addison-Wesley Professional Ruby Series)

Ruby on Rails 3 Tutorial: Learn Rails by Example (Addison-Wesley Professional Ruby Series)

“Ruby on Rails™ 3 Tutorial: Learn Rails by Example by Michael Hartl has become a must read for developers learning how to build Rails apps.” —Peter Cooper, Editor of Ruby Inside   Using Rails 3, developers can build web applications of exceptional elegance and power. Although its remarkable capabilities have made Ruby on Rails one of the world’s most popular web development frameworks, it can be challenging to learn and use. Ruby on Rails™ 3 Tutorial is the solution. Leading Rails

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  1. 69 of 75 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    An excellent resource in a wilderness of hell, December 27, 2010
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    Dean Eikleberry (Hollywood, California United States) –

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    This review is from: Ruby on Rails 3 Tutorial: Learn Rails by Example (Addison-Wesley Professional Ruby Series) (Paperback)
    There are as many rails tutorials on the web and in book form as there are ruby methods. An infinite expanse of information – most of it leading to heartbreak and frustration.

    Hartl, with this book as well as the first venture, takes the reader by the hand and gently guides him/her/it/them/monkeybacon through the world of ruby and ruby on rails with the excitement and ease a master has when taking students along for a ride.

    I have a collection of books and tutorials and, WITHOUT FAIL, each and every one of them ends somewhere with some sort of mistake in code that I’ve never been able to get over (including the first book by Hartl, by the way). Not so with this one. I completed the project outlined in this book. First time that’s happened with any of the other books/tutorials.

    As I am a functioning idiot, this is no mean feat. It is quite an accomplishment. Not by me, but by the author.

    If you are able to view the tutorial videos, those will make your life that much better.

    Buy it. Now.

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  2. 52 of 57 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Great book but poor Kindle version, February 26, 2011
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    This is an exceptionally well-written tutorial, probably the best way to learn Ruby on Rails. The Kindle version, however, is very poorly done. Code listings are shown as images on the Kindle — with small grey font which is very difficult to read even when zoomed-in. Furthermore, text search does not include the code listings and command examples. For example, I needed to find an explanation of the command “rake db:test:prepare” but got back “0 matches found”.

    Though the Kindle edition is awful, the excellent content is accessible on web pages for free at […]. There, one can also purchase a (fully searchable) PDF version directly from the author.

    I don’t know whether it’s Amazon’s or the publisher’s fault, but the Kindle edition of this book is a complete waste of money.

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  3. 18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Simply best-in-class, December 28, 2010
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    Michael A. Tanenbaum “Michael T” (Shanghai, PR China) –
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    This review is from: Ruby on Rails 3 Tutorial: Learn Rails by Example (Addison-Wesley Professional Ruby Series) (Paperback)
    Arriving at Rails after a career in finance, it was especially important for me to find a book that took a holistic approach to developing Rails applications. Mr. Hartl’s book does an exceptional job of addressing both the structure and function of Ruby on Rails, as well as the most modern methodologies for developing web applications. Without this book, a novice web programmer like myself likely would have missed learning test-driven development (TDD), which is critically interfaced with producing robust applications.

    Mr. Hartl has also put together an outstanding series of screencasts, comprising over 15-hours of video, providing an inside look into an advanced user’s coding process. The screencasts pay dividends well above their investment of time and money.

    A cursory examination of Mr. Hartl’s resume, including his teaching awards in physics at Caltech, will evidence his great talent for simplifying the complex. Having explored this book among a half-dozen of its peers, I can attest that it is indeed best-in-class.

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