[ANN] "Using JRuby" book in beta now!

I’m incredibly excited to announce that the new JRuby book, “Using
JRuby”, is available in beta form from Pragmatic Programmers!

http://www.pragprog.com/titles/jruby/using-jruby

After years of hacking and writing, we’ve managed to finally get an
official JRuby book out with the help of our lead author Ian D… If
you’re interested in any aspect of JRuby, this is the book for you;
we’re trying to make it useful to both Ruby and Java folks alike, and
trying to cover all the typical uses people might have for JRuby.

Since the book is in beta, we’re interested to hear what you think of
the content, and there’s some room for adjustment if anything is way
off or if there’s areas that are grossly misrepresented. I think we’ve
put together a pretty good cross-section of topics, and there’s more
on the way. So buy the book and tell your friends :slight_smile:

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The contents list looks great. It would be be marvellous if space could
be
found for a chapter on “Servlets and JRuby”. Perhaps appearing before
“Rails”.

Charles Oliver N.-4 wrote:

trying to cover all the typical uses people might have for JRuby.


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This is great! Downloading it now…

Dan


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On Fri, May 7, 2010 at 11:45 PM, Charles Oliver N.
[email protected] wrote:

I’m incredibly excited to announce that the new JRuby book, “Using
JRuby”, is available in beta form from Pragmatic Programmers!

http://www.pragprog.com/titles/jruby/using-jruby

I know I’m late to the party…

But this book looks cool! About how much Java and Ruby knowledge are
prerequisites?

Also, it looks like the Swing chapter is only one page long. Is that
because it hasn’t been finished yet, or does it really not go into
Swing in depth?


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Hi, Eric.

But this book looks cool! About how much Java and Ruby knowledge are
prerequisites?

Our aim is that basic knowledge of both languages (e.g., how to create
a class, define methods on it, call into a library, and so on) will be
enough for the material to be understandable. If you’ve got more
in-depth knowledge of either Java or Ruby, so much the better. We
also have a crash course “Ruby 101” appendix.

Also, it looks like the Swing chapter is only one page long. Is that
because it hasn’t been finished yet, or does it really not go into
Swing in depth?

The one-pager was just a “coming soon” placeholder in earlier beta
versions that didn’t have this chapter. The Swing chapter in the
currently available PDF is 31 pages and features raw Swing, Rubeus,
Monkeybars, and Limelight.

–Ian


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