Meditations on programming, startups, and technology
New Relic

Great Ruby and Rails books

Some of the Ruby and Rails books I ownI finally got around to updating my recommended Ruby book page. I decided to split it and create two new pages, one for Ruby and the other for Rails. These include new gems (pardon the pun) such as Obie‘s The Rails Way (best book on Rails currently in print) and the fantastic Design Patterns in Ruby.

By the way, the picture on the side is a quick snapshot I took to show some of the Ruby/Rails books I own. In fact, I only recommend books that I own, have borrowed or otherwise thoroughly analyzed. :) I hope you’ll find my suggestions useful.


Recommended Ruby books


Recommended Rails books



If you enjoyed this post, then make sure you subscribe to my Newsletter and/or Feed.

receive my posts by email

5 Responses to “Great Ruby and Rails books”

  1. Peter Cooper says:

    I take it you haven’t got mine then ;-)

  2. I don’t Peter, but we could address that with a review copy. :-P

  3. Peter Cooper says:

    I’ll talk to Apress and see what they can do. They have a whole range of Ruby and Rails books now.

  4. Thanks, Peter. ;-)

    A quick clarification for my readers. I usually end up buying advanced Ruby/Rails books on my own and when beginners titles are available at a library, I usually borrow them to see how good they are and what approach they take. However I don’t feel compelled to spend 30/40/50 dollars on an introductory book that I don’t need. In the case of Peter’s book, I did not find it in my local libraries therefore I didn’t have a chance to look at it, and a review copy would be useful. That said, even if I should get that book or any other title from Apress, these won’t be featured in the Ruby and Rails book pages unless I deem them to be excellent and as good as the existing titles.

  5. […] Both Design Patterns in Ruby and The Rails Way are in Antonio Cangiano’s set of recommended Ruby and Rails books. If you’re looking to get into either Ruby or Rails (or if you’re already into either and just looking for related reading material), check out his list. […]

  6. Antonio, nice list that you’ve put together. I am in the midst of writing the Ruby on Rails Bible for Wiley. The book should be available early spring, perhaps in mid-May. Remind me and I’ll see that you get a copy to review as well. Perhaps it will be time to update your list around then! :)

    Timothy Fisher

Leave a Reply

I sincerely welcome and appreciate your comments, whether in agreement or dissenting with my article. However, trolling will not be tolerated. Comments are automatically closed 15 days after the publication of each article.

Copyright © 2005-2014 Antonio Cangiano. All rights reserved.