Eric Martinez

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Thank you javaranch and the pragmatic team! Can't wait to read this book. Congratulations to the other winners as well.
14 years ago
I agree kudos, Programming Ruby is one of my favorite books out there. Thanks a lot for making one of the finest Ruby texts available. Hoping to buy Agile Web Development with Rails and The Pragmatic Programmer soon. Keep up the excellent work.
14 years ago
The book Ruby for Rails is also a very good for beginning RoR. I've been reading it and it has really helped me understand some of the details of how Rails works and how to take advantage of Ruby for use in web app development.
14 years ago
Maybe you would like the addition of ajax to the book.
14 years ago
Well I think software quality improves significantly depending on which language you work under. The easier and more intuitive a language is, the easier it is to crank code out. The faster you crank out code, the more time you have to test and debug it. The process of testing and debugging could even be made easier depending on the language or tools you work with. The language and the tools can help make you more productive and then in turn churn out better quality software. However, if you are working on an application that needs to be very very fast, maybe it wouldn't be the best idea to write it in Java or Ruby but in a language like assembler or C. It depends on the situation.
14 years ago
By following the conventions you get to harness some of the powerful Rails features that you might otherwise miss out on. As Aitor Imaz said, I do not see them as restrictions at all.
14 years ago
Heres a nice Ruby (Not Ruby on Rails) to get you started on the fundamentals of Ruby. It helps to get to know the syntax and the way the language works later on when trying to figure out why things aren't working they way you planned, etc.

Programming Ruby: A pragmatic programmer's guide (first edition)
14 years ago
Try these see if it works for you

-Eric

[ January 18, 2007: Message edited by: Eric Martinez ]
[ January 18, 2007: Message edited by: Eric Martinez ]
14 years ago
Heres another good site that might be of help to you.

A Guide to Testing the Rails
14 years ago
Rails tightly integrates the concept of convention over configuration. While you can deviate away from conventions it is best to follow the conventions because Rails can automatically derive information that way. If you have a model named list and you have a table in your database named lists, rails can automatically derive information from that database.
14 years ago
I found the site which maybe helpful to you on deployment with Rails

Real Lessons for Rails Deployment
14 years ago
Pardon me if I misread but here may be a partial solution.

Rails URLs
14 years ago
It appears David hasn't been visiting this forum so heres a link to 37signal's blog

The Tools We Use To Run And Build 37signals
14 years ago