Just a heads-up that a new version of Agile Web Development With Rails has been released as a beta. If you have even the slightest interest in playing with Rails, you should get this book because it’s got all the info you’ll need to get off to a great start. We’ve had copies of the first version since we started coding and they’re now extremely worn out from all the abuse (or love, depending on your perspective). The new version covers all the great features added to Rails in the latest 1.1 release, including:
- RJS – ridiculously simple updating of multiple page elements from a single AJAX request
- migrations – a simple way to allow incremental updating of your database without disturbing the rest of your app
- Capistrano – a fantastic utility for one-click deployment of your changes to your production server(s)
- RESTful interfaces
We definitely plan to check out this latest version; you should too.