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Ruby is a dynamic, open source programming language with a focus on simplicity and productivity. Taking elements inspired by Perl, Small talk, Python and LISP (among others) Ruby has grown from its 1993 conception to become a much-used interpreted scripting language for Object-Oriented Programming.

Ruby on Rails provides an easy-to-use method for quickly developing web applications, simplifying potentially complicated subjects such as web architecture, JavaScript, and SQL/database creation. The simplicity of Rails belies its power, though - this technology is used by major companies such as 37Signals and Google.

In this week's offer Register Books has brought together some of the best selling Ruby titles on the market, worked our magic, and slashed the prices of all these books by 40 per cent*. That's a gem of an offer.

  • Rails Solutions: Ruby on Rails Made Easy
    If you're a web designer or developer who thinks that the coding involved in developing dynamic web applications is too difficult, think again. This book, as well as the framework it covers, is the perfect solution to your needs.
  • Beginning Ruby on Rails E-Commerce: From Novice to Professional
    Beginning Ruby on Rails Ecommerce: From Novice to Professional is the first book of its kind to guide you through producing e-commerce applications with Rails. The book dives right into the process of creating a production-level web application using agile methodologies and test-driven development combined with Rails best practices. It takes advantage of the latest crop of Rails plug-ins and helpers to help you create a real application step-by-step using real-world cases studies throughout.
  • Build Your Own Ruby on Rails Web Applications
    This practical hands-on guide for first-time Ruby on Rails programmers walks you through installing the required software on either a Windows, Mac, or Linux computer. Then, before you get coding, an entire chapter is devoted to object oriented programming in Ruby, so you'll be completely confident with the Ruby language before you begin working with Rails.
  • Agile Web Development with Rails
    The definitive, Jolt-award winning guide to learning and using Rails is now in its second edition. The book has been updated to take advantage of all the new Rails 1.2 features. The sample application uses migrations, Ajax, features a REST interface, and illustrates new Rails features. There are new chapters on migrations, active support, active record, and action controller (including the new resources-based routing). Also, the Web 2.0 and Deployment chapters have been completely rewritten to reflect the latest thinking.
  • Programming Ruby
    Now in its second edition, author Dave Thomas has expanded the famous Pickaxe book with over 200 pages of new content, covering all the new and improved language features of Ruby 1.8 and standard library modules. The Pickaxe contains four major sections: An acclaimed tutorial on using Ruby. The definitive reference to the language. Complete documentation on all built-in classes, modules, and methods complete descriptions of all 98 standard libraries. If you enjoyed the first edition, you'll appreciate the new and expanded content.
  • Beginning Ruby on Rails
    This book is a thorough introduction to both Ruby and Rails. Starting with the easy instructions for acquiring and installing both, it then helps you understand the nature of conditionals, loops, methods, and blocks, before becoming familiar with Ruby's classes and objects. You'll learn to build Rails applications, connect to databases, perform necessary testing, and put the whole thing together to create real-world applications such as shopping carts and online catalogs - apps you can actually use right away.
  • Rails Recipes
    Rails is large and powerful, but how do you use it effectively? How do you harness the power? And, most important, how do you get high quality, real-world applications written? From the latest Ajax effects to time-saving automation tips for your development process, Rails Recipes will show you how the experts have already solved the problems you have. From using generators to automate repetitive coding tasks, to adding live search and live preview to your site, and many, many more...
  • Ruby for Rails
    This book details the techniques and tricks for implementing web-based applications using Ruby. The author, David A Black, has been a Ruby programmer for over five years and has worked with Rails since 2004. He is the founding director of the non-profit organisation Ruby Central Inc and is chief author of Ruby's standard "scanf" library.

* Offer correct at time of going to press. ®

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