Ruby on Rails strips complexity from the development process, enabling professional developers to focus on what matters most: delivering business value via clean and maintainable code. The Rails™ 3 Way is the only comprehensive, authoritative guide to delivering production-quality code with Rails 3. Pioneering Rails expert Obie Fernandez and a team of leading experts illuminate the entire Rails 3 API, along with the idioms, design approaches, and libraries that make developing applications with Rails so powerful. Drawing on their unsurpassed experience and track record, they address the real challenges development teams face, showing how to use Rails 3 to maximize your productivity.
Using numerous detailed code examples, the author systematically covers Rails 3 key capabilities and subsystems, making this book a reference that you will turn to again and again. He presents advanced Rails programming techniques that have been proven effective in day-to-day usage on dozens of production Rails systems and offers important insights into behavior-driven development and production considerations such as scalability. Dive deep into the Rails 3 codebase and discover why Rails is designed the way it is—and how to make it do what you want it to do.
Review By: Debra Martinez 11/07/2011This is the second book that I have reviewed regarding Ruby but the first on Rails. I found that I like Rails a lot more then Ruby. Rails give you more options, and this book does a very good job in helping you through the learning process. This is a book that you can put in your collection and refer to over and over again.
This book is more for developers than testers, but I think that testers would gain a lot of information from it. It is a must have for anyone trying to learn or currently using Rails.
I believe it will be good through the Rails 3 timeframe, but if there is a new release of Rails, hopefully the author will again put pen to paper and write a follow-up book.