I’m very pleased to announce Mike Clark’s Advanced Rails Recipes: 72 New Ways to Build Stunning Rails Apps is now available as a Beta Book.

For more information, or to order, please visit pragprog.com/titles/fr_arr

With the help of a community of Rails chefs in the kitchen, here are 72 new ways to kick your Rails apps up a notch. Advanced Rails Recipes is a collection of practical recipes for spicing up your web application without a lot of prep and cleanup. You’ll learn how the pros have solved the tough problems using the most up-to-date Rails techniques (including Rails 2.0 features) so you can deliver your stunning web app quicker and easier.

Ruby on Rails continues to build up a tremendous head of steam. Fueled by significant benefits and an impressive portfolio of real-world applications already in production, Rails is destined to continue making significant inroads in coming years.

Each new Rails application showing up on the web adds yet more to the collective wisdom of the Rails development community. Yesterday’s best practices yield to today’s latest and greatest techniques, as the state of the art is continually refined in kitchens all across the Internet. Indeed, these are times of great progress.

At the same time, it’s easy to get left behind in the wake of progress. Advanced Rails Recipes keeps you on the cutting edge of Rails development and, more importantly, continues to turn this fast-paced framework to your advantage.

Advanced Rails Recipes is filled with pragmatic recipes you’ll use on every Rails project. And by taking the code in these recipes and slipping it into your application you’ll not only deliver your application quicker, you’ll do so with the confidence that it’s done right.


Coming soon:

  • Groovy!
  • Prototype and script.aculo.us: You never knew JavaScript could do this
  • Augmented Reality: A Practical Guide
  • FXRuby: Create Lean and Mean GUIs with Ruby
  • Rails for PHP Developers (Beta)

Recently released:

  • Design Accessible Web Sites: 36 Keys to Creating Content for All Audiences and Platforms
  • GIS for Web Developers Adding “Where” to your Web Applications
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Andy & Dave