This list was first collected in February 2014, so it could probably stand some updating. My original list says to consider the following books:
- the pickaxe book: Programming Ruby 1.9 and 2.0 (4th Edition); Dave Thomas, with Chad Fowler and Andy Hunt
- The Rails 3 Way: by Obie Fernandez. I did say my list was old. I installed Rails 4.1.7 recently on several machines
- Ruby on Rails 3 Tutorial: Learn Rails By Example: by Michael Harti. Once again, there is an updated Rails 4 tutorial.
I also have a note to myself to ignore the O’Reilly Ruby books. I don’t know why I wrote that note any more.
I also don’t know why the Agile book ( Agile Web Development with Rails 4) is not considered.
I also heard about this website ( http://learnrubythehardway.org/book/intro.html ) which may be added to an updated list.
It’s probably time to update the list.