‘Ruby for Rails’ – learning Ruby in order to get the most out of Ruby on Rails

The Register has a short book review of the new book ‘Ruby for Rails’ which aims to be a quickstart guide and an introduction to Ruby aimed at developers wanting to learn Ruby on Rails.

I have been interested in the ‘Convention over Configuration’ approach made popular by Ruby on Rails and so was keen to pick up Rails and take a look, but I must admit, I found it hard to move from my mainly Java programming background to Ruby, since the syntax is very different between the two languages. This book looks like it could be a big help for other people interested in learning Ruby on Rails, but struggling with the Ruby language.

Of course an excellent alternative for Java developers and the Java platform is Grails, which is based on all the benefits of the RoR approach, but implemented using Groovy scripting language and runs directly on the Java platform…

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