Advanced Ruby Book (was Forthcoming 2nd ed. of _The Ruby Way


#1

On 12/15/05, Patrick H. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

On 12/15/05, Phil T. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

We really need an advanced Ruby book now.

Shifting the focus of the thread a little bit, but what would your
idea table of contents look like in an Advanced Ruby book?

I can’t speak to order either, but I’d love to see a chapter on
Profiling and Optimizing Ruby.


#2

pat eyler removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

On 12/15/05, Patrick H. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

On 12/15/05, Phil T. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

We really need an advanced Ruby book now.

Shifting the focus of the thread a little bit, but what would your
idea table of contents look like in an Advanced Ruby book?

I can’t speak to order either, but I’d love to see a chapter on
Profiling and Optimizing Ruby.

And one on distribution and IPC in the most general sense (Drb, shared
memory, clusters, communicating with other programs, client/server
architectures, etc)

martin


#3

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removed_email_address@domain.invalid,
pat eyler removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

  • Continuations
  • Threads and Processes
  • Extensions
  • Embedding Ruby

good list.
I’d include a chapter on “Functional Ruby” or “Higher order Ruby”

I’m not sure I’d include Unit Testing as it is covered in “Programming
Ruby”.

Also an inheritance diagram showing the relationship between Class,
Module,
Object, Kernel, etc. would be good.

Phil


#4

On 12/15/05, Phil T. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

good list.
I’d include a chapter on “Functional Ruby” or “Higher order Ruby”

I’m not sure I’d include Unit Testing as it is covered in “Programming Ruby”.

I’d love to see a more in-depth look at unit testing. (In fact, it
wouldn’t
be a bad thing to see a pocket reference sized piece.)


#5

On Dec 15, 2005, at 5:04 PM, pat eyler wrote:

On 12/15/05, Phil T. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

good list.
I’d include a chapter on “Functional Ruby” or “Higher order Ruby”

I’m not sure I’d include Unit Testing as it is covered in
“Programming Ruby”.

I’d love to see a more in-depth look at unit testing. (In fact,
it wouldn’t
be a bad thing to see a pocket reference sized piece.)

Yeah, the Prags have a Java and C# version of their volume don’t
they? A Ruby version would be excellent.

James Edward G. II