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Wed, Aug. 27th, 2008, 03:21 pm
finefinemusic: Book recommendations?

Hello everyone. I've been out of the coding/designing scene for a few years and looking to get back into it. Previously I worked with a lot of PHP, and a friend suggested I check out Ruby. I find I learn a lot better out of a book than a webpage, so I am here to ask if anyone's got a recommendation for any particular book? There are a lot marked five stars on Amazon. I've had __ for Dummies books and a few PHP books, but the authors I liked have not written any Rails books :)

I appreciate any suggestions you can offer and look forward to jumping in!

Fri, Aug. 29th, 2008 06:31 pm (UTC)
cpm

http://railscasts.com/

railscast.com is a domain squatter page. :)

Have you read the pragmatic git book? I've recently switched from subversion to git for some of my projects, relying entirely on online documentation, but I'm still having a bit of a time getting used to the differences in workflows.

Sat, Aug. 30th, 2008 04:00 am (UTC)
qaexl

http://railscasts.com/

Sadly, no I have not read the Pragmatic Programmer's Git book. I do know how to use git fairly well. Maybe this will help:

http://git.or.cz/course/svn.html

I've also set aliases on my .gitconfig, for example, aliased git co to git checkout since I was used to doing svn co.

You could also try http://www.gitcasts.com/

If there's anything specific, maybe I can help.

-Q