Ruby and Rails References

, Feb 22, 2008

A quick list, to be expanded. Did I miss something?

  • The Rails Ways, Obie Fernandez — currently the absolute best reference to have around
  • Programming Ruby, Dave Thomas (a.k.a. “The Pickaxe”) — maybe there should be one around in your company, but I don’t think it’s the best for experienced developers
  • Ruby Cookbook, Lucas Carlson & Leonard Richardson — much better suited for programmers who are proficient in other languages and just want to know how to do the same things in Ruby style
  • The Ruby Way, Hal Fulton — highly recommended, very complete
  • Ruby for Rails, David A. Black — shows how Ruby is leveraged to create the smooth development experience one has with Rails
  • Rails Cookbook, Rob Orsini — maybe better wait for the next edition
  • Rails Recipes — dto, maybe better wait for the next edition

  • — quick video explorations of lots of features you always wondered about

  • — the best news source :-)
  • — a good news source
  • David Heinemeier Hansson’s blog
  • — the official weblog of the Rails team
  • — Blog on JRuby by its lead dev
  • — Screen casts and books
On February 22, 2008 11:21 AM, Daniel said:

Here some of my web-sources: