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Agile Web Development

Today at 5:00 I bought Agile Web Development with Rails. As of now 10:15 I have finished reading it. Pretty good book. I think for Rails you really need either a good web tutorial or a good book or about a month to read through the API. Way too much stuff is done by convention to ever learn it all otherwise. And the jargon thrown around is impressively extensive. Routes, actions, views, partials, layouts... these things don't mean much without a really good knowledge of the context of Rails.

I decided I needed to ingest a book sooner rather than later. I have too much tendency to dive face-first into coding without doing enough preparation or planning, and then having to backtrack and redo a lot of things differently. I guess that's always part of programming, but I rather want to minimize it as much as possible.

So this weekend begins the grand Rails experiment. I'm going to port all of my other website into Ruby. Or get as much done this weekend as I can, at least. We'll see how this goes.

April 27, 2007 @ 2:14 PM PDT
Cateogory: Book Reviews
Tags: Ruby, Books, Rails

2 Comments

gregf
Quoth gregf on April 28, 2007 @ 7:43 AM PDT

Hope the book was what you expected. I just came across a better api site for the rails docs. Not sure if you know about it but here ya go. http://railsmanual.org/

Brian
Quoth Brian on April 30, 2007 @ 6:24 AM PDT

I've been using http://api.rubyonrails.org/ . I'll bookmark your link too, thanks.