I have finished reading The Rails Way, by Obie Fernandez and it was an excellent read, covering all the aspects of developing web applications in Ruby with the Rails framework that one could want in an introduction. All the parts are covered in some detail, and I think it would be hard to find something you would need to get a Rails Application done that is not covered. However, a little more detail on Production Web Server tools and deployments would have been nice and maybe that is covered in the Second Edition of the book. The Sections are logical and the examples clear and useful, with lots of sidebars outlining Ruby and Rails idioms and the thinking in the community which adds a realism balance to the theory. I have not been coding in Ruby long enough to comment too critically, but I would say this is a good book to have if you are planning to ride the rails.