Quick start into ruby and rails

These books I recommend for starting ruby and rails

stage 1

  • Programming Ruby (2nd edition): The Pragmatic Programmers' Guide by Dave Thomas, with Chad Fowler and Andy Hunt (O'Reilly)
  • Agile Web Development with Rails 4 by Sam Ruby (PragProg)
  • The RSpec Book: Behaviour-Driven Development with RSpec, Cucumber, and Friends by David Chelimsky, Dave Astels, Zach Dennis, Aslak Hellesøy, Bryan Helmkamp, Dan North (PragProg)

stage 2

  • Rails 4 in Action by Ryan Bigg, Yehuda Katz, and Steve Klabnik (Manning)
  • Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby by Sandi Metz (site)
  • Crafting Rails 4 Applications: Expert Practices for Everyday Rails Development by José Valim (PragProg)
  • [The Rails Way by Obie Fernandez (Leanpub)]
  • [The Cucumber Book: Behaviour-Driven Development for Testers and Developers by Matt Wynne and Aslak Hellesøy (PragProg)]

stage 3

  • The Rails View: Create a Beautiful and Maintainable User Experience by John Athayde and Bruce Williams (PragProg)
  • EXCEPTIONAL RUBY by Avdi Grimm (site)
  • Confident Ruby by Avdi Grimm (site)
  • Metaprogramming Ruby 2: Program Like the Ruby Pros by Paolo Perrotta (PragProg)
  • Deploying Rails: Automate, Deploy, Scale, Maintain, and Sleep at Night by Tom Copeland and Anthony Burns (PragProg)