Re: [NYC-rb] a RoR class for developers @ GA in January

From: Peter B.
Sent on: Thursday, December 22, 2011 10:02 AM

On Dec 22, 2011, at 9:54 AM, Dave Newton wrote:

On Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 9:02 AM, Akshay Kumar <[address removed]> wrote:
For a second book I'd say use Jose Valim's Crafting Rails Application. He is the author of Devise and on the core team. It covers a ton of useful topics like writing generators, railties, rendering stack, active model, nosql examples and more. That's another 2 weeks and 50$ more to learn Rails.

I'd replace that with "Rails Antipatterns", which is of more immediate value to almost any Rails developer, particularly new ones.

It's a great book:
I'd also thoroughly recommend Eloquent Ruby by Russ Olsen.

And just to round things out, to learn more about testing, I like the rspec book, but it's a bit of a beast, so also check out Noel Rappins "Rails Test Prescriptions"

The Rspec book:

Rails test prescriptions:

Side note, I haven't yet read Chad's Rails recipes:

Any opinions on it?

Best Wishes,
Peter

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