Practical REST on Rails 2 Projects question: for java developers?
Joined: Apr 12, 2005
I only work with Java nowadays. Would you recommend this book for me, or is it necessary a more basic book about Rails?
SCEA 5 (part 1), SCBCD, SCWCD, SCJP, CLP, CLS
Joined: Jan 03, 2006
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
Joined: May 20, 2008
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).