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    Getting started

    I'm looking to get up to speed on Ruby over the xmas break, would this be a good book to get started? http://www.amazon.co.uk/Agile-Develo...047011&sr=8-19

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    Ok. Having looked into it a bit this book is written in 2006 with version 1.2 in mind. As Rails is currently at 2.2 it would probably be better to get something a bit more recent.

    Sitepoint's own Simply Rails 2 was a very good starting point for me.

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    I would advice to get the Agile Web Development with Rails. Once you are ready, please visit my plugin directory (see signature). Lot of content there!
    Ruby on Rails plugin directory and content: The Rail Station
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    I'm reading the 3rd edition PDF beta version from Pragmatic Programmers. I'm about third way through and most of it seems rewritten (up-to-date). If you don't mind it being PDF you can get it straight away for around half the price (and get updates later) or pay extra to get the PDF now and the book sent when it's printed.

    http://www.pragprog.com/titles/rails...-third-edition

    They're also selling their 2nd edition at half price, cheaper than Amazon. Not sure about delivery though.

    http://www.pragprog.com/titles/rails...ent-with-rails

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    Almost forgot to point you toward the Rails Guides. They are VERY good, but you will need some basic knowledge first to really get their benefits.

    URL : guides . rails . info
    Ruby on Rails plugin directory and content: The Rail Station
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    Agile web development is the first book I got and I thought it was very helpful as a starting point. You'll want to get it from their site (links 2 posts up).

    I'd also suggest The Rails Way by Obie Fernandez. (spam filter preventing me from posting link, but its on Amazon).
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