After reading, probably 50% of the book, I’m sold on the benefits of Ruby on Rails application building and I am considering using a Ruby on Rails approach in a few upcoming client projects. There are still things I can do faster with php, but this is a skills gap issue on my part – there is always a slow period when you first learn something new, and it’s easy to just sack it and continue as you are, so it is important to keep making progess during these stages – this book will ensure that you do. Each new chapter teaches something new, significant and interesting, it is well written gets a 4.5 out of 5 from me. Excellent.
Richard Monson-Haefel, an analyst with the Burton Group, writes:
In my opinion, this is one of the best development books I’ve had the pleasure of reading in a long time. I found myself reading almost the entire book – which is unusual since I normally can’t get past a few pages in most technical books before labeling it crap and putting in the circular bin. (I do not donate those books to the library because I don’t want to encourage their distribution).