Simply Rails 2: Your Rails 2 beginners book

The first edition was touted as the ultimate rails beginners book and read by 10’s of thousands of people. I’m pleased to announce a 2nd edition to Patrick Lenz’s brilliant book…

It’s called Simply Rails 2 and is available for purchase right now in PDF or Printed format at sitepoint.com.

Grab the printed version for just $39.95 or the PDF version for just $29.95.

With Simply Rails 2 you’ll learn how to build bulletproof Web applications from scratch, with more features using less code.

Patrick’s updated the entire book to take advantage of all the new Rails 2 features. It’s the only beginner’s book we know that’s Rails 2 ready…

Inside the book you’ll learn how to:

- Build and deploy your own Rails web application.
- Reap the benefits of using best-practice MVC architecture.
- Use Rails’s Ajax features to create slick interfaces.
- Interact with databases easily using ActiveRecord.
- Add the magic of REST to your apps with Rails Resources.
- Use plugins to enhance your applications easily.

Simply Rails 2 will show you that there is a simple and easy way to build web 2.0 applications.

Grab yourself a copy today!

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  • cob

    I just received mine. Can’t wait to take it for a spin!

  • http://www.burdenbutcher.com Kristian-BurdenB

    Looking forward to read it. One question though: why aren’t the train on the book cover running on rails? :-)

  • Muhammad Kenzie Satrio

    I’m just received mine from Amazon, but haven’t read yet because my house is still under heavy-reconstruction…. still concentrate on that matter. Hope I can start open the book soon…. anyway I may be the first one who buy the book at amazon :D…

  • http://www.sitepoint.com AlexW

    Looking forward to read it. One question though: why aren’t the train on the book cover running on rails? :-)

    We actually ‘rented’ that toy train for the afternoon from a little asian goods shop up the road. They had dancing elephants and clockwork aeroplanes and wind-up bugs — but unfortunately no rails to put out train on ;)

  • http://www.sitepoint.com AlexW

    I’m just received mine from Amazon, but haven’t read yet because my house is still under heavy-reconstruction…. still concentrate on that matter. Hope I can start open the book soon…. anyway I may be the first one who buy the book at amazon :D…

    Hope you get a lot out of it when you do get time to sit down with it, Muhammad. You might even be the first reviewer on Amazon?

    ;)

  • Aneem

    Is this book for RoR 2.1?

  • learning

    Hi,
    Great book and examples.
    I’m trying to run the shovell example from the book and when I attempt to launch it with script/server I get a Permission denied statement. I expect that there is something that needs to be generated before the application can be launched. Can you suggest what that might be?

    Thanks very much.
    Jim