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

CoffeeScript in Action – A pleasant, thorough, language-centered how-to guide – #programming #bookreview

  CoffeeScript in Action Patrick Lee (Manning – paperback)   CoffeeScript compiles to JavaScript, that awkward, quirky mashup which remains–because of its central role in the World Wide Web–one of the world’s most heavily utilized programming languages. When beginners first hear this about CoffeeScript, they often think: Ah, ha! I could learn that and skip … Continue reading CoffeeScript in Action – A pleasant, thorough, language-centered how-to guide – #programming #bookreview

Book Brief – Programming Grails – A new, solid guide for experienced developers – #programming #bookreview

Programming Grails Burt Beckwith (O’Reilly – paperback, Kindle ) Burt Beckwith is an experienced core developer on the Grails software team at SpringSource. His new book, Programming Grails, is written primarily for experienced Grails developers “who want to dig deeper into the architecture and understand more about how Grails works its magic and how it … Continue reading Book Brief – Programming Grails – A new, solid guide for experienced developers – #programming #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