The Well-Grounded Rubyist, 2nd Edition – A solid, well-written, updated guide to the Ruby programming language – #bookreview

  The Well-Grounded Rubyist David A. Black (Manning – paperback) Ruby, predominately known as an object-oriented programming language, shows up frequently on lists of the top ten (or whatever) languages to know. And Ruby has long been paired with Rails to create the popular Ruby on Rails web application framework. When the forerunner of this book … Continue reading The Well-Grounded Rubyist, 2nd Edition – A solid, well-written, updated guide to the Ruby programming language – #bookreview

Jump Start Sinatra – With this book and a little Ruby, you can make Sinatra sing – #programming #bookreview

Jump Start Sinatra Get Up to Speed with Sinatra in a Weekend Darren Jones (SitePoint – Kindle, Paperback) Many Ruby developers love Rails for its power and capabilities as a model-view-controller (MVC) framework. But some of them don’t like Rails’ size, complexity, and learning curve. Meanwhile, many other Rubyists love Sinatra for its simplicity and … Continue reading Jump Start Sinatra – With this book and a little Ruby, you can make Sinatra sing – #programming #bookreview

Deploying Rails – A good how-to guide covering choices, tools & best practices – #programming #bookreview

Deploying Rails: Automate, Deploy, Scale, Maintain, and Sleep at Night Anthony Burns and Tom Copeland (Pragmatic Bookshelf, paperback) Maybe you have been studying Ruby and Rails and now feel ready for the next big step. Perhaps you are already on a job where a Rails application needs to be deployed and running on a server … Continue reading Deploying Rails – A good how-to guide covering choices, tools & best practices – #programming #bookreview

Learning Rails 3 – It’s not easy, but this good how-to guide definitely can help – #bookreview

Learning Rails 3 Simon St.Laurent, Edd Dumbill, and Eric J. Gruber (O’Reilly, paperback – Kindle) Ruby on Rails frequently is hailed as an “outstanding” or “powerful” or “amazing” tool for creating web applications. But beginners often dive into it, quickly go off the rails, and give up in frustration. “Building a Ruby on Rails application requires … Continue reading Learning Rails 3 – It’s not easy, but this good how-to guide definitely can help – #bookreview

The Data Journalism Handbook – Get new skills for a new career that’s actually in demand – #bookreview

The Data Journalism Handbook: How Journalists Can Use Data to Improve the News Edited by Jonathan Gray, Liliana Bounegru, and Lucy Chambers (O’Reilly, paperback – Kindle) Arise, ye downtrodden, unemployed newspaper and magazine writers and editors yearning to be working again as journalists. Data journalism apparently is hiring. Data journalism? I didn’t know, either, until … Continue reading The Data Journalism Handbook – Get new skills for a new career that’s actually in demand – #bookreview

Rails Recipes: Rails 3 Edition – Solutions to 70 Problems & More – #bookreview #in #rails #programming

Rails Recipes: Rails 3 Edition Chad Fowler Pragmatic Bookshelf, paperback, list price $35.00) Chad Fowler’s Rails Recipes: Rails 3 Edition is aimed at developers who need to solve tough problems while using Rails. But Rails beginners also can learn plenty from the 70 “recipes” in this excellent guide. The 280-page book is divided into seven … Continue reading Rails Recipes: Rails 3 Edition – Solutions to 70 Problems & More – #bookreview #in #rails #programming

Ride Some Rails with The Rails View – #bookreview #in #rails #programming

The Rails View: Create a Beautiful and Maintainable User Experience John Athayde and Bruce Williams (Pragmatic Bookshelf, paperback, list price $35.00) Rails was created in 2004 “and the web discovered the MVC (model-view-controller) pattern in earnest, which brought a whole new level of productivity and fun to a world of developers and designers,” the authors of … Continue reading Ride Some Rails with The Rails View – #bookreview #in #rails #programming