Dave Thomas and Andy Hunt are The Pragmatic Programmers. They are authors of the seminal book, The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master, and have since written more best-selling and award-winning books. Andy and Dave speak at clients and conferences around the world, and their publishing company, the Pragmatic Bookshelf, continues producing books that help software developers stay on the top of their game.
"So if you have some programming experience, I would highly recommend this book as a great introduction to Rails, or as a means of continuing education if you are already working with Rails but want to fully understand all of its components."
--Chris Stringer, Amazon.com
"This is my preferred book on Ruby. It complements what you can find on the web by being a logical introduction to a range of topics. "
--Mike James, I Programmer
"...this is "the" Rails book to get if you're just starting out, or want a refresher on some of the main areas of Rails.
It's gotta be hard to put out a book against such a fast-moving target, and to their credit I think they did a pretty good job..."
--Larry Hannay, Amazon.com
"If you are new to Rails, the first book to read is Agile Web Development With Rails by Dave Thomas."
--Nadia Russ, Wonderpedia
"I like to recommend this book to all enthusiastic developer and programmer who love to develop quality code."
--Chetankumar Akarte, xfunda
"Ever since Rails took the development world by storm a few years back, there has been plenty written about the Ruby framework. But you can't find a much better resource than one written by Rails creator David Heinemeier Hansson. "
--Glen Stansberry, NETTUTS
"If you want to get up to speed with NUnit and up to speed fast, then Pragmatic Unit Testing in C# with NUnit is the way to go. You will be using the framework within hours of reading this book. It doesn't waste your time mulling around in long-winded expose'. Rather it gets straight to the point and explains things in familiar, pragmatic ways. You will find out how easy it is to unit test your .NET applications. This is highly recommended for learning and using NUnit to unit test your C# programs."
--T. Michael Testi, Blogcritics Magazine