Ruby on Rails Code Review
3 comments | Posted: 23 September 07 in Books, by Robert Evans
The last interview I did with Geoffrey Grosenbach talked about his new venture, Peepcode Press. The first release by this new venture is Ruby on Rails Code Review and Geoffrey kindly sent me a review copy, after our interview.
Ruby on Rails Code Review is a concise, 17 topic (or chapters), that focuses on best practices when it comes to Ruby on Rails. Each of the topics are easily digestible, tidbits of information, that talk about the right and wrong ways of developing a Rails application.
The book covers such topics as ActiveRecord Mailing for a queuing mailing system instead of ActionMailer, which I found to be really cool. It also talks about the dangers of binary fields, some aspects of mem-caching, monitoring your servers and other very useful tips.
One area that I wish was covered a bit more by Geoffrey in this book, is TDD and BDD. I think testing is one area where a lot of developers often overlook – I know I have been guilty of this when I have an insane deadline to meet.
There is a lot of very useful information to be extracted from these pages, and only for $9, it is literally a steal. Whether you’re just starting out in Rails or have been developing with the framework for several months or would like to support the work going on at Peepcode, this is a great book to help you get up to speed.
There is something useful for just about anyone in Ruby on Rails Code Review, so go pick yourself up a copy!
Discuss This Topic
Comments closed after 2 weeks.