Emilio Tagua wrote:
> On 6/5/07, finetan / hotmail.com <finetan / hotmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all
>>
>> Anyone of you have read the book,  David Black's book _Ruby for Rails?
>>
>> I 'd like to know what you think about the book from a professional
>> perspective.
>>
>> Your insight some might find it useful.
>>
>
> I think it's a great book, i would highly recommend it *after* reading
> and understanding "Agile Development with Ruby on Rails".
>
> It gives you an idea of what Rails does at the Ruby level. I wouldn't
> recommend it as first book as i said before, maybe as a third
> ("Agile..." and a good Ruby book first). It has some great practices
> and you will be a better Ruby programmer while doing apps in RoR.
>
> Cheers
>
>
Well ... I think you *can* learn both Ruby and Rails from _Ruby for 
Rails_. Now "Agile" and "Pickaxe" are more or less mandatory as 
*referenced* once you're developing Ruby or Rails code for a living. But 
if you know nothing about either, I'd recommend starting with _Ruby for 
Rails_.