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Dave T. (Guest)
on 2006-02-03 17:09
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I'm delighted to announce that Chad F.'s new book, Rails Recipes,
is now available
as a Beta Book.

This is  a great title for folks who know Rails, and for folks who
want to get the most out of Rails. It contains detailed recipes for
doing real-world things with Rails, all illustrated with working
code. Some examples are drawn from Rails 1.1, the rest from Rails 1.0.

If you're used to other recipe-style books, you'll be surprised by
the depth Chad goes to in this book. These aren't the usual "How to
substitute a string into a template" recipes. Instead, you'll find
code to solve the kinds of problems you face in real applications:
using multiple databases, handling sortable lists, using tags, and
many, many more.

Right now, we're about 1/3 done. The current beta PDF contains 21
recipes: we'll be growing it to about 70 recipes over the coming
months. As well as the opportunity for the usual great feedback, one
reason we're releasing this early is to solicit ideas for other
recipes folks would like to see.

As always with our Beta Books, you'll be able to get lifetime updates
to the PDF, both during the beta process and for the life of this
edition of the book. If you also order the paper book, it'll ship
just as soon as we have it in stock (probably sometime in May or
June, but you know what authors are like...)

You can buy the book via http://pragmaticprogrammer.com/titles/fr_rr


Thanks



Dave
Thomas K. (Guest)
on 2006-02-03 17:27
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* On Feb  4  0:06, Dave T. (removed_email_address@domain.invalid) wrote:
> If you also order the paper book, it'll ship just as soon as we have it
> in stock (probably sometime in May or June, but you know what authors
> are like...)

Quick and surprisingly receptive?  ;)

Tom
Chad F. (Guest)
on 2006-02-03 19:10
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On 2/3/06, Thomas K. <removed_email_address@domain.invalid> wrote:
> * On Feb  4  0:06, Dave T. (removed_email_address@domain.invalid) wrote:
> > If you also order the paper book, it'll ship just as soon as we have it
> > in stock (probably sometime in May or June, but you know what authors
> > are like...)
>
> Quick and surprisingly receptive?  ;)
>
> Tom
>
>

Yea, i think that's exactly what he meant ;)

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and All I Got Was This Lousy Book)
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pat eyler (Guest)
on 2006-02-03 19:46
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On 2/3/06, Chad F. <removed_email_address@domain.invalid> wrote:
> >
>
> Yea, i think that's exactly what he meant ;)
>

Except that he forgot good looking.  ;^)
Dave T. (Guest)
on 2006-02-04 08:41
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On Feb 3, 2006, at 11:46 AM, pat eyler wrote:

>>>
>>> Tom
>>>
>>>
>>
>> Yea, i think that's exactly what he meant ;)
>>
>
> Except that he forgot good looking.  ;^)


and honest
Michael G. (Guest)
on 2006-02-15 10:34
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Dave T. wrote:
> This is  a great title for folks who know Rails, and for folks who want
> to get the most out of Rails. It contains detailed recipes for doing
> real-world things with Rails, all illustrated with working code. Some
> examples are drawn from Rails 1.1, the rest from Rails 1.0.

I got the beta book and already love the advanced *and* real-world
examples.  I would recommend a quite few more screenshots for us visual
learners and, under Acrobat, the recipes are getting put in the
bookmarks tree incorrectly.

As for topics, creation/manipulation of external content such as PDFs,
images, graphing/charts, and OpenOffice/Word documents would be my cup
of tea.  The articles like email attachments is in that line of
thinking: "Oh great, with Rails, I now have all the data!  Now what do I
do with it?"  Most programming books run from the lessons that involve
multiple libraries as "out of scope" and this book specifically takes
that challenge on.  Thanks!

I'm a little disappointed with some of the plugins/gems already
requiring the Rails 1.1 platform for some of this but here's to hoping
that's the norm soon enough.  ;-)

Michael
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