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Practical REST on Rails 2 Projects question: for java developers?

Rogerio Kioshi
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Joined: Apr 12, 2005
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Hi,

I only work with Java nowadays. Would you recommend this book for me, or is it necessary a more basic book about Rails?

Thank you


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Rusty Shackleford
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Joined: Jan 03, 2006
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I don't know anything about the book, but the title implies to me that the reader will need a least some background in Rails.

The flat out best book to learn Rails is The Rails Way.


"Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes" - Edsger Dijkstra
Ben Scofield
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Joined: May 20, 2008
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In all honesty, this isn't the best book for people new to Rails. As Rusty says, The Rails Way is a good place to start (though its sheer heft can be a bit intimidating). The Agile Web Development with Rails book, from the Pragmatic Programmers, is currently undergoing revisions for its third edition, and will likely also be popular (it's more a tutorial than a reference).

I think even non-Rails developers can get something from my book, but the value would be more conceptual (the benefits of REST), and hopefully inspirational (how can I make my framework more RESTful).
 
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