Posted on March 18, 2008 by Scott Leberknight
Remember when the big joke was to compare the book stacks of a typical Java web developer with that of a Ruby/Rails developer?
I suppose it was only a matter of time, because now maybe the Ruby/Rails stack looks more like this:
By the way, I like and use Ruby/Rails and use Java among other languages like Python and Groovy so I am not comparing the actual technologies, just the available reading material. The real trend is that since the original Java vs. Ruby books stack images first appeared, Ruby/Rails have gained a lot of traction and people are naturally writing a lot more material to satisfy the demand. I should also note that shawn believes that you still only need the original two Pragmatic Programmer books Programming Ruby and Agile Web Development with Rails. Regardless, there are a lot more options available now and I've heard people say books like The Ruby Way and Rails Recipes are very good books as well. Ah the paradox of choice.