Advanced Rails Recipes by Mike Clark is now shipping. I’m pleased to have contributed to the chapter on nested resources.
Most of the staple Rails books - like Agile Web Development and the original Rails Recipes - are a bit out of date now, so it’s nice to see a new one. Advanced Rails Recipes is full of useful goodies, some of which are what I consider basics (authentication, restful resources, foreign keys) but quite a lot of which live up to the “advanced” label (dtrace, custom rspec matchers, process monitoring). Good stuff.