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Reviews of Book About Ruby and Ruby on Rails

Your Guides to Ruby review books about Ruby and Ruby on Rails so you know what they're all about before you buy them!

The Book of Ruby
The Book of Ruby by Huw Collingbourne is a book that teaches Ruby for people who already know another programming language. It doesn't hold your hand and explain minor points like "what is a variable" and doesn't really explain concepts like Object Oriented Programming, it assumes you already know these things. It touches on all major features...

Refactoring in Ruby
Refactoring in Ruby by William C. Wake and Kevin Rutherford is a hands on workbook that teaches refactoring in Ruby.

Refactoring: Ruby Edition
A review of the book Refactoring: Ruby Edition by Jay Fields, Shane Harvie and Martin Fowler with Kent Beck.

Distributed Programming with Ruby by Mark Bates
Distributed Programming with Ruby by Mark Bates is a broad look at all options available for distributed programming with Ruby. Though the book covers many libraries (those included with Ruby as well as via RubyGems), it still covers the underlaying technologies and gives valuable background information. In short, Distributed Programming with Ruby packs a powerful punch in its 250 or so pages. Anyone working with distributed programming in Ruby will want this book.

The Merb Way by Foy Savas
A review of the book The Merb Way by Foy Savas, published by Addison-Wesley Professional and Safari Books.

Flex on Rails: Building Rich Internet Applications with Adobe Flex 3 and Rails 2
A review of the book Flex on Rails: Building Rich Internet Applications with Adobe Flex 3 and Rails 2 by Tony Hillerson and Daniel Wanja, published by Addison-Wesley Professional and Safari Books.

Beginning Ruby: From Novice to Professional--Peter Cooper
A review of the book Beginning Ruby: From Novice to Professional by Peter Cooper from Apress.

Practical Ruby Projects: Ideas for the Eclectic Programmer
A review of the book Practical Ruby Projects: Ideas for the Eclectic Programmer by Topher Cyll from Apress.

Practical Rails Projects
A review of the book Practical Rails Projects by Eldon Alameda from Apress.

Foundation Rails 2 by Eldon Alameda
A review of the book Foundation Rails 2 written by Eldon Alameda, published by Friends of ED, an Apress Company.

Practical Rails Plugins by Nick Plante and David Berube
A review of the book Practical Rails Plugins written by Nick Plante and David Berube, published by Apress.

Cloning Internet Applications with Ruby
Cloning Internet Applications with Ruby picks a number of popular websites and shows you how to write your own in Ruby.

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