Thank you to everyone who commented on my post about free Ruby and Rails books last week. I learned there are even more good, free books available for download or reading online.
I admit I can’t read German, but reader David Osterreicher recommends Ruby on Rails 2 as a good, example-filled introduction to Rails.
I don’t know how I missed this! Gregory Bowen’s book Ruby Best Practices is released as open source, or you can purchase the book from O’Reilly. Read more about the book. Thanks to Mike, AGarren, skim, and sardukar_siet for the recommendation—I’m looking forward to looking at this one.
Huw Collingbourne’s The Little Book of Ruby is an 87-page introduction to Ruby, recommended by skim and and mikewoodhouse.
Collingbourne has also written The Book of Ruby, much larger at 425 pages. Thanks to mikewoodhouse for the recommendation.
Rails 3 in a Nutshell by Cody Fauser, James MacAulay, Edward Ocampo-Gooding, and John Guenin is currently under development and available in O’Reilly’s Open Feedback Publishing System. It looks like the final version will be available through Creative Commons, too.
If you liked my series on practical advice for adding reliable tests to your Rails apps, check out the expanded ebook version. Lots of additional, exclusive content and a complete sample Rails application.
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