On 5/11/07, Concours <sadamo / concoursgroup.com> wrote:
> I've recently been turned on to Ruby and Rails, and after some
> preliminary searching, I've settled on two sources to help get things
> started.
>
> 1) Beginning Ruby: From Novice to Professional (Expert's Voice in Open
> Source)
> 2) Agile Web Development with Rails (Pragmatic Programmers)
>
> I believe book #2 is referred to as the "pickaxe" in the Rails
> community?  Have I made a good choice on materials, or are there some
> other books I should be looking into?
>
> As a brief background, I've been developing websites and web
> applications for the past 8 years (primarily in the ASP environment).  I
> have a good grasp on OO programming, but haven't really gotten any one
> particular language under my belt.
>
> Thanks for any advice!

Some others to consider:

Ruby for Rails
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1932394699/bookstorenow600-20

Rails Recipes
http://www.pragmaticprogrammer.com/titles/fr_rr/

Ruby Cookbook
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/rubyckbk/

And there are more listed here:
http://wiki.rubygarden.org/Ruby/page/show/RubyBookList

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