The reason I like the David Black book is that it gives you a better understanding of the Ruby language itself and how it provides a lot of the magic behind rails. You can use rails without knowing too much Ruby, as Rails is almost like a DSL itself, but to be really proficient, you will need to gain a deeper understanding of Ruby the language.
Joined: Feb 06, 2007
thanks for the input guys.
i think im gonna get the agile one and the david black one. work is paying after all