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Is the Book also for newbeeeeeeees?

Mickael Bongali
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Joined: Dec 12, 2006
Posts: 2
Hi,
i am not familiar about Ruby and Rails, except that i have seen some topics talking about Ruby. So my Question is: "Could this Book be a chance for some newbe like me to learn about Ruby and Rails from scrach? If so i will be Happy to read it if i am Lucky enough to win a copy:-)

Regards and big up for Writting the Book

Mickael
Alaa Nassef
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Joined: Jan 28, 2008
Posts: 460
the editorial review on amazon says that the book is for "Ruby and Rails developers seeking to create compelling business intelligence and reporting solutions using a wide variety of applications and services", so I believe that the answer to your question is no. We should of course wait for David to answer.
[ February 06, 2008: Message edited by: Alaa Nassef ]

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David Berube
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Joined: Jun 18, 2007
Posts: 26
Actually, Practical Reporting with Ruby and Rails is an intermediate level book: it assumes some knowledge of both Ruby and Ruby on Rails. The parts of Rails particularly relevant to reporting - aggregate functions, for example - are covered, but the basics of setting up Ruby and Rails - or, for that matter, MySQL - is not.

However, I can recommend Beginning Ruby - another Apress title - for anyone wishing to learn Ruby on Rails.

Take it easy,

David Berube
 
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