Sam Ruby

Sam Ruby

Sam Ruby takes a perverse pleasure in integrating disparate things.  He is a Vice President of the Apache Software Foundation, chairman of the Jakarta project, member of the XML PMC.   He is an officer of ECMA and convener of the TC39 group standardizing the CLI for DotNet.  He is a member of the PHP group, and developer on the Apache Soap and Bean Scripting Framework projects.  He is currently employed by IBM.

Agile Web Development with Rails 4 Agile Web Development with Rails 4 (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
by David Heinemeier Hansson, Sam Ruby, Dave Thomas
October 2013
Print: $43.95

RESTful Web APIs RESTful Web APIs
by Mike Amundsen, Leonard Richardson, Sam Ruby
September 2013
Print: $44.99
Ebook: $38.99

Agile Web Development with Rails 3.2 Agile Web Development with Rails 3.2 (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
by David Heinemeier Hansson, Sam Ruby, Dave Thomas
Fourth Edition April 2011

Agile Web Development with Rails Agile Web Development with Rails (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
by Sam Ruby, Dave Thomas, David Heinemeier Hansson
Third Edition March 2009

RESTful Web Services RESTful Web Services
by Leonard Richardson, Sam Ruby
May 2007

"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,

"...a manual no Ruby library or web programmer's development collection should be without. "
--Diane C. Donovan, California Bookwatch: The Computer Shelf

"...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,

"For something that seems so simple in concept, Web Services can be downright confusing to actually call and implement. Part of the difficulty is trying to get the SOAP envelope format correct. But there's an alternative out there called REST, and it's covered very well in the book RESTful Web Services. While it might not change what you do in the Notes/Domino world right away, I believe it's worth reading."
--Thomas Duff, Developer Tips

"If you’re planning on building RESTful web services, this book is a great place to start. Even if you’re not, it’s a pretty good book to learn more about them."
--Pat Eyler, On Ruby Blog

"RESTful Web Services is an important guide to connecting web functions with everyday technologies everyone uses. REST is an architectural style that drives the web, and RESTful Web Services introduces ROA and the roles that govern design of RESTful web services."
--James Cox, The Bookwatch - Computer Shelf

"The book intends to act as a canonical reference for all things RESTful. The web is littered with hundreds of resources describing REST and RESTful services, but this book is a one stop shop for understanding REST. The authors' goal is to demonstrate the power and the limitations of the basic web technologies (HTTP/URI/XML) and how they can be harnessed for vastly scalable distributed applications that do not go against the grain of the web. Concrete principles for designing RESTful web services (the Resource Oriented Architecture) are explained in detail...The book is well written and I had no trouble finishing off all the ~400 pages. For this it gets a 5* for readability. The material presented is well researched and very useful for both experienced and new web programmers, fetching it a 5* rating for relevance."
--Aditya Gore, JavaLobby

"As with the previous O’Reilly books, I found RESTful Web Services to continue in the successful tradition of presenting potentially complicated information in such an easy to follow and logical manner. It is obvious that the authors used their considerable experience in giving us the best of the best, and I have no doubt that my every question will be answered. Aimed to being the first book to apply the REST design philosophy to real web services, I have to congratulate the authors and O’Reilly Media for giving us users exactly that!"
--Alain B. Renaud, TCM Reviews