Ruby on Rails Tutorial: Learn Rails by Example
by Michael Hartl
Publisher: Addison-Wesley 2010
Leading Rails developer teaches Rails 3 by guiding you through the development of your own complete sample application using the latest techniques in Rails web development. Hartl explains how each new technique solves a real-world problem, and he demonstrates this with bite-sized code that’s simple enough to understand, yet novel enough to be useful.
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by why the lucky stiff
This is just a small illustrated online-only Ruby book. It won't crush you. It's light as a feather (because I haven't finished it yet--hehe). And there's a reason this book will stay light: because Ruby is simple to learn.
This book is a great collection of ideas, tricks, and skills that could be useful for Hackers. It's a unique extraction reference, summarizes a lot of research and experience. Rubyfu is a book to use not only to read, it's where ruby goes evil.
by Mitch Guthrie - bigfatrails.com
A book designed around teaching Ruby on Rails in a precept upon precept fashion. Both theory and practice driving your knowledge. If you are a beginner, the purpose of this book is to simply get you there in small, manageable steps.
by Jeremy McAnally
Covers the Ruby language from the very basics to the advanced topics. Written in a conversational narrative rather than like a dry reference book, Mr. Neighborly's Humble Little Ruby Book is an easy to read, easy to follow guide to all things Ruby.