WOW! Very Huge List of UpComing Ruby/Rails Books in 2008

July 26, 2008 at 12:22 pm 16 comments


I am happy to blog about the Upcoming Ruby, Rails, IronRuby, Merb and Other  Ruby related books. You will be happy and surprised to see a huge list of the books that clearly indicates that Ruby is getting massive attention from Developers and Students as well.

Publishers too, have realized the importance of Ruby, hence now have plenty of books to read this year.

Suggestion:- Please cut down your extra expenses, so you can buy and create your own library of Ruby Books.

I present the list herewith:-

Developing Facebook Platform Applications with Rails
( Aug 2008 )

Author:- Michael Mangino

Ruby in Practice ( August 2008 )

Author:- Jeremy McAnally and Assaf Arkin

Scripted GUI Testing with Ruby ( Aug 2008 )

Author:- Ian Dees

Programming Ruby – 3rd Edition ( Sep 2008 )

Author:-Dave Thomas, with Chad Fowler and Andy Hunt

Ruby On Rails Bible ( Sep 2008 )

Author:- Timothy Fisher

Ruby: Visual QuickStart Guide ( Sep 2008 )

Author:- Larry Ullman

Head First Rails: A learner’s companion to Ruby on Rails
( Sep 2008 )

Author:- David Griffiths

Ruby Phrasebook – Developers Library ( Sep 2008 )

Author:- Jason D. Clinton

Agile Web Development With Rails – 3rd edition ( Oct 2008 )

Author:-Sam Ruby, Dave Thomas, David Heinemeier Hansson, et al

Rails: Up and Running ( Oct 2008 )

Author:- Bruce Tate, Curt Hibbs, and Lance

Enterprise Rails ( Oct 2008 )

Author:- Dan Chak

Rails Pocket Reference ( Oct 2008 )

Author:- Eric Berry

Wicked Cool Ruby Scripts: Useful Scripts that Solve Difficult Problems ( Oct 2008 )

Author:- Steve Pugh

Learning Rails ( Nov 2008 )

Author:- Simon St. Laurent and Edd Dumbill

Rails for .NET Developers by ( Nov 2008 )

Author:- Jeff Cohen and Brian Eng

JRuby Cookbook ( Nov 2008 )

Author:- Justin Edelson and Henry Liu

NetBeans:- Ruby and Rails IDE with JRuby ( Nov 2008 )

Author:- Brian Leonard and Chris Kutler

RubyCocoa ( Nov 2008 )

Author:- Brian Marick

Professional IronRuby ( Dec2008 )

Author:- Aaron Junod and Robert Bazinet

Mongrel: Learn To Build The Greatest Ruby Web Server Ever
( Dec 2008 )

Author:- Zed Shaw

Refactoring: Ruby Edition ( Dec 2008 )

Author:- Jay Fields, Shane Harvie, and Martin Fowler

The Well-Grounded Rubyist ( Dec 2008 )

Author:- David Black

—————–Books Arriving in 2009 ————-

IronRuby in Action ( january 2009 )

Author:- Ivan Porto Carrero

Ruby on Rails for Microsoft Developers ( Jan 2009 )
Author:- Antonio Cangiano

Enterprise Flexible Rails ( March 2009 )

Author:- Peter Armstrong and Dima Berastau

Rails in a Nutshell ( March 2009 )

Author:- Cody Fauser

Merb in Action ( April 2009 )

Author:- Michael Ivey, Yehuda Katz, and Ezra Zygmuntowicz

I Hope This Helps.

Please inform me, if i am missing any good book. I shall update this blog with New Ruby Books.



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16 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Joseph Wilk  |  July 26, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    I thought I would mention the:

    Behaviour Driven Development in ruby with Rspec.

    Book being worked on by David Chelimsky and Aslak Hellesøy.

    Book cover can be seen here:

  • 2. Libin Pan  |  July 27, 2008 at 2:56 am

    Amazing! Great list!

    Thanks so much!

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  • 4. Steve  |  July 27, 2008 at 4:31 am

    Great list! Thanks for taking the time to put this together and more proof towards how rails is becoming a language that is so easy to grasp, so efficient to use, and above all practical. It has so much potential to expand above PHP in the next 5 years if it gets the financial attention it deserves.

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  • 7. Gregory Bluvshteyn  |  July 28, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    It’s great that ruby/rails grows in popularity, however books wise I am pretty sure that you still need only 2 books

    Programming Ruby – 3rd Edition and Agile Web Development With Rails – 3rd edition. Everything else (except for books that talk about integration with other services liek Facebook ( great book btw)) is just unnecessary blabber and openly bad way of making money.

  • 8. Eldon  |  July 31, 2008 at 2:00 am

    I have a book coming out later this year for beginners to Rails for Friends of Ed – you can see it (I didn’t write that description though and am working with them on getting it fixed)

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  • 11. Nick  |  August 18, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    It will be interesting to see how many of these books actually come out on time, and which if any don’t even come out at all.

    There were a couple of books from Apress that were Rails related and got all listing information about them removed the month they were supposed to come out after being listed on the Apress website for months. Those books were “Scaling Rails” and a book on TDD with Ruby on Rails by Joe O’Brien.

    I’m sure there are reasons that books don’t actually get published and the book market isn’t the most lucrative industry, but it really sucks to get excited about a book coming out and then wait forever for nothing.

    Supposedly, Robby Russell is writing a book for O’Reilly called “Programming Rails”, but I doubt it will ever actually get published.

  • 12. Timothy Fisher  |  November 24, 2008 at 1:58 am

    Ruby on Rails Bible is now available.
    You can follow the book on Twitter at:

  • 13. Jimmy Ng  |  January 26, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    I’m going through Ruby on Rails Bible, which I borrowed from the Library. It’s great at explaining the details, but nearly 70% of the tasks it gets you to do, have bugs in the code.

    Which is good if you really want to learn and play around with. Except that I run a tight schedule, and I don’t have the time to sit around and look for where the author went wrong. It’s extremely frustrating and not helpful for new developers. I was even thinking of buying the book… I’ll obviously think again!

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  • 15. Rick  |  April 28, 2009 at 11:07 am

    Great and very usefull list

  • 16. Jafar  |  May 12, 2009 at 11:12 am

    I bought the well grounded rubyist (black) and it is really fun to read. Mr. Black is great at explaining things and answering questions when need be.


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