Home Programming Ruby and Rails books, two years later (photo) Ruby and Rails books, two years later (photo) By Antonio Cangiano Posted On June 27, 2008 Programming 23 Comments Two years ago: Today: Related Tweet Pin It About The Author Antonio Cangiano Antonio Cangiano is a Software Developer and Technical Evangelist at IBM. He authored ‘Ruby on Rails for Microsoft Developers’ by Wrox (2009) and ‘Technical Blogging’ by The Pragmatic Bookshelf (2012). You can follow him on Twitter. More from this author 23 Comments By austin_web_developer Posted on June 27, 2008 Currently reading “The Rails Way” … awesome book. Reply By Gary Blomquist Posted on June 27, 2008 Where’s Ruby for Rails, Beginning Ruby, The Ruby Programming Language, Ruby for Java Programmers, Ruby By Example, Practical Ruby Gems, Enterprise Integration with Ruby, Everyday Scripting with Ruby, Ruby on Rails Up and Running, Best of Ruby Quiz … : ) Reply By Gary Blomquist Posted on June 27, 2008 … Practical Rails Projects, Practical Ruby Projects, Pro Active Record, Advanced Rails, Professional Ruby on Rails, Simply Rails, … Reply By Rob Olson Posted on June 27, 2008 Oh NO! That used to be the reason I went to Rails from Java. Based on the book stack they’re pretty much equally as complicated (I know that’s not true but still). depressing… Reply By Alex Posted on June 28, 2008 The Ruby Programming Language by Matz et al is missing. Gotta have that one. Reply By Andrew Posted on June 28, 2008 What you need to do Java is still much larger than what you need to do ruby! Reply By roarke Posted on June 28, 2008 Hmmm, I don’t see “The Ruby Programming Language”. Reply By Antonio Cangiano Posted on June 28, 2008 Guys, I’m not a bookstore. 😀 Those are just a few titles which I own. Of course, there are many more out there. Reply By Oscar Del Ben Posted on June 28, 2008 The ruby programming language should be your next one Reply By Tomas Posted on June 28, 2008 It’s not the amount of books available that matters — it’s the amount of books necessary to get an understanding of the full framework and environments. That still makes it two books for Ruby and Rails. Reply By Antonio Cangiano Posted on June 28, 2008 Tomas, of course I agree. The post is tongue in cheek. 😛 Reply By Manish Posted on June 28, 2008 That post made by browser choppy…. Nice pic… Reply By Clarence Odbody Posted on June 28, 2008 I seem to have taken this post differently than everyone else. I took it to indicate how much Rails and Ruby have grown in popularity. If it’s popular the books always follow. When “Rails Unleashed” comes out then it’s time to move on. 😉 Reply By madx Posted on June 29, 2008 By the way, there’s only one awesome Ruby book and it’s why’s (poignant) guide to Ruby 😛 Reply By Eric Posted on June 29, 2008 I wrote a joke about this 6 months ago: How many Ruby developers does it take to screw in a lightbulb? Three. One to screw it in, and two to write books about it. Reply By Matthew Carriere Posted on June 30, 2008 “The Rails Way” is a great book. Reply By Roderick van Domburg Posted on July 4, 2008 I’m not so sure either if this sign is good or bad. Reply By Dario Salvelli Posted on July 4, 2008 Ehehe RoR rocks! Ehi Antonio what do u know about ARAX? Reply By adit Posted on July 5, 2008 next book : Agile Web Development with Merb 😀 i wonder when ezra and teams will finish that thing Reply By Scott Posted on July 8, 2008 Haha, what made you decide that you liked ruby so much over Java? I used Ruby on Rails for a while, but then went back to PHP. Kind regards, Scott Reply By Chris Posted on July 12, 2008 Just like to say love the blog *linking to it now* and I would have to say the java to ruby migration was a GREAT IDEA xP (assuming it was a true migration, not just a liquidation sale) Will definitly be reading furthur into your blog. Keep it up 🙂 Reply By Chris Posted on July 12, 2008 it shows I posted of windows! *hides face in shame* Reply By Philip Nelson Posted on July 22, 2008 Scary … your bookshelf is morphing into my bookshelf !!! What I actually find more interesting is that my bookshelf is becoming less of an “O’Reilly only”, although I still can’t live without my Perl books, and now seems to much more favour Pragmatic and Manning. But top of the heap is now “The Rails Way” : bought it a month or so ago and it is now the one Rails book I could not do without. Just a pity it is also the only one which is only available electronically in a crippled format which I can’t access on my Linux laptop. I bought all the Pragmatic books in the “Print and PDF” double offer, so they can go everywhere my laptop goes. Reply Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Name Email Website Current ye@r * Leave this field empty Notify me of follow-up comments by email.