Friday, December 30, 2011

December Shopping Spree: Ruby and Rails Books

In this edition of "December Shopping Spree", we're back to books again.

It's no secret that I love computer books. Having said that, I think my love has slowed down a lot recently and I would not be surprised that one day I would move to something else (business or philosophy books probably?)

After a rampage of JavaScript book purchases, I had my eye set on Ruby and Rails books.


Early 2007, I was working at Kinzin, a Rails shop. Back then Rails was version 1.2.3 and Capistrano version was 1.2 (was about to move to 2.0). After Kinzin, I decided to move back to C#/Java (static language) world and had not looked at Ruby any more.

Lately, I've been thinking to give Ruby and Rails another try. I thought that maybe I can use Ruby as my primary scripting language since I sort of lost interest in Python (used to use Python a lot).

So I went online and purchased a few Rails books. Ordered three of them from Amazon US (way cheaper than Amazon CA):


I purchase one book directly from The Pragmatic Bookshelf because they're the only one who carries the second printing of Rails 4th Edition which supports Rails 3.1 (latest release). Nobody else had it.

I got the Programming Ruby 1.9 from The Pragmatic Bookshelf as well back in 2010 when they had a promo of $10 to commemorate the 10 years of Pickaxe book.

I believe this concludes all of my book purchases: 1 JavaScript book, 2 Ruby books and 2 Rails books with a total of 5 technical books I purchased. All within 2011. 

2 comments:

za said...

Wow, there's a lot of books there. Would you share your tricks how to read those books?

Edwin Nathaniel said...

There's no trick :) Read them one by one.

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