Bzzt, the notes is a collection of useful information from my notes working in programming and web development over the years. Most of these are small snippets of code, configuration notes or transcripts of notes from working out solutions for real world programming and web dev problems. I'll be posting current notes as well as back-filling select ones from the past. I hope you find these tidbits of information useful.

the notes

XML

Here are two offereings from O'Reilly on the topic of XML.

 

Rails books

This is the grandaddy of the Ruby on Rails books. Most Rails developers I know (including myself) started with this one.

I also like the Rails Recipes book from the same publisher, as it gives real world problems that I can relate to and then sample solutions. There doesn't seem to be a Rails 4 edition yet. Here is the most recent one that I've found.