Media praise for Ruby on Rails: Up and Running

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"Personally I prefer programming books to get right down to business without too much in the way of waffle. I frankly don’t have the patience to wade through 1000+ page tomes or follow step-by-step guides to building monolithic applications. Which explains why my first impressions of Ruby On Rails Up and Running were favourable. Fortunately, so too were my second and third impressions…"
-- Hugh Collingbourne, Bitwise Magazine

"This is a concise book (160+ pages) that doesn't go into much background on Ruby, nor does it try to be an exhaustive guide to Rails. It's a "here's what it is, here's how to get it working quickly" approach that dives right in and gets dirty quickly...If you've learned Ruby and you're ready to take the next step to Rails, this is definitely a decent choice for a quick immersion without wading through 900 pages of technical reference."
-- Thomas "Duffbert" Duff, Duffbert's Random Musings

"I really enjoyed the way this book was presented and would recommend it to anyone interested in getting into the wonderful world of Ruby on Rails. The authors present the subject in a very logical format with easy to read chapters. Additional resources that I found to be useful were the comprehensive installation guide for various operating systems as well as the quick reference guide. Due to my experience with this book, I look forward to seeing the next guide in the series!"
-- Alain B. Renaud, TCM Reviews

"Ruby on Rails is not a tutorial in the ordinary sense: it is not a bare bones list of instructions. The author don't pretend to offer a full coverage of Rails' features; as the book's sub-title states, it is intended to get the new user up and running."
-- Major Keary, Book News

"This book offers a lightning-fast introduction to the Rails framework by walking you through the development of a sample slideshow web application. While the application development is scripted, it demonstrates how quickly you can build non-trivial web applications in Rails. Plus, the book can easily be read over a weekend while working with the sample code."
-- Tim Kuntz, About.com

"Web developers will find this a simple yet specific guide to Ruby's strengths."
-- Diane Donovan, California Bookwatch

"Overall, I give the book high marks. The book is excellent for anyone just getting into Rails development or looking for and end-to-end overview of the framework."
-- Carter Rabasa, cubanlinks



"If you've learned Ruby and you're ready to take the next step to Rails, this is definitely a decent choice for a quick immersion without wading through 900 pages of technical reference."
--Thomas "Duffbert" Duff, Duffbert's Random Musings