A few weeks ago I got a call from O’reilly publishing asking me to write the REST chapter introduction for their upcoming Rails Cookbook. Apparently, some people found my effusive soliloquy on Rails’ upcoming Active Resource and Simply RESTful support actually useful and thought I could reproduce my intellectual facade for them.
After the first stab, in which I found out that writing a blog entry does not an author one make, I think I got something useful to them. But beyond my meager contribution I got to take a look at the rest of the book. I’ve always been a fan of the cookbook format and this looks to be no different. A lot of tasty recipes including some great post-development stuff like performance, security and deployment.
You can check out the rough cuts version at O’Reilly now or wait a lil bit until it hits bookshelves – which Amazon says will be Dec. 1st. Look for the book that has some sort of stray feline with a killer rash on its stomach…
And don’t forget the original entrant in the Rails cookbook market, Chad Fowler’s Rails Recipes.