Free "Agile Web Development with Rails" Text


#1

Hi All,

I’m a RoR n00b that has been lurking for a week or so. About two weeks
ago I bought the text version of Agile Web D. with Rails.
Today, I bought the .pdf version because I run a Sony Notebook and find
a .pdf more user friendly. Therefore I have the text to give away for
free. If anyone in the continental US would like the copy please let me
know and I’ll mail it out.

Adler


#2

On 12/30/05, der Adler removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Hi All,

I’m a RoR n00b that has been lurking for a week or so. About two weeks ago
I bought the text version of Agile Web D. with Rails. Today, I
bought the .pdf version because I run a Sony Notebook and find a .pdf more
user friendly. Therefore I have the text to give away for free. If anyone in
the continental US would like the copy please let me know and I’ll mail it
out.

I would be happy to take you up on that gracious offer. My current
residence is in Canada, could I pay extra shipping to have it sent
there?


#3

Isn’t re-distribution of the PDF illegal?


#4

der Adler wrote:

Hi All,

I’m a RoR n00b that has been lurking for a week or so. About two weeks
ago I bought the text version of Agile Web D. with Rails.
Today, I bought the .pdf version because I run a Sony Notebook and find
a .pdf more user friendly. Therefore I have the text to give away for
free. If anyone in the continental US would like the copy please let me
know and I’ll mail it out.

Adler

Isn’t re-distribution of the PDF illegal?

Yes, I’m quite sure it is, actually. Good book, though.


#5

He offered to give away the physical version, not the digital version.


#6

On Monday 02 January 2006 01:07 pm, Peter D. wrote:

Adler

Isn’t re-distribution of the PDF illegal?

Yes, I’m quite sure it is, actually. Good book, though.

It’s possible that he means he got the PDF plus BoundBook deal from
Practical
Programmers, and he wants to give away the (paid for) bound book. I
believe
that would be legal. If he means he’s going to print the .pdf and give
it
away, that’s illegal.

SteveT


Steve L.
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#7

On 12/30/05, der Adler removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

and I edited a bit…

About two weeks ago I bought the text
version of Agile Web D. with Rails

Today, I bought the .pdf version

Therefore I have the text to give away for free.

I think it’s safe to conclude that ‘text’ can be replaced with ‘print’
(or ‘book’, or ‘dead tree’, or whatever you prefer).


Bill G. (aka aGorilla)
The best answer to most questions is “it depends”.


#8

Rick,

I was talking about the textbook. It will be going to the first person
that asked for it.

Adler


#9

der Adler wrote:

Hi All,

I’m a RoR n00b that has been lurking for a week or so. About two weeks
ago I bought the text version of Agile Web D. with Rails.
Today, I bought the .pdf version because I run a Sony Notebook and find
a .pdf more user friendly. Therefore I have the text to give away for
free. If anyone in the continental US would like the copy please let me
know and I’ll mail it out.

Adler

hi adler i need one copy of the .pdf book if possible. would you send me
on my email id it is
:removed_email_address@domain.invalid,removed_email_address@domain.invalid
we are working on one of project in ruby on rails.
and if you have other type of documentation regarding ruby on rails
which will be helpful to us,so plz send,we are student and we are
working on ruby project
i am from india
your thankfully,


#10

A student from india :wink:

Now it’s still illegal to send him the pdf-version, but maybe Dave and
David will give him a copy for free :wink: ?

regards,

Martin

On 1/21/06, kishor silver removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

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#11

kishor silver wrote:

der Adler wrote:

Hi All,

I’m a RoR n00b that has been lurking for a week or so. About two weeks
ago I bought the text version of Agile Web D. with Rails.
Today, I bought the .pdf version because I run a Sony Notebook and find
a .pdf more user friendly. Therefore I have the text to give away for
free. If anyone in the continental US would like the copy please let me
know and I’ll mail it out.

Adler

hi adler i need one copy of the .pdf book if possible. would you send me
on my email id it is
:removed_email_address@domain.invalid,removed_email_address@domain.invalid
we are working on one of project in ruby on rails.
and if you have other type of documentation regarding ruby on rails
which will be helpful to us,so plz send,we are student and we are
working on ruby project
i am from india
your thankfully,

Kishor,
With all due respect, you are asking for a stolen copy of the book. Buy
it. Period.


#12

just because you have the PDF doesn’t mean you can give it away for
free.
Anyone who wants the books should support the Pragmatic Programmers and
buy
a copy.

ed


#13

If you decide not to send to Mike in Canada, I’d be interested in the
book. Either way, very kind of you.

Nate


#14

I’ve found the best place to get the book is here:
http://www.pragmaticprogrammer.com/titles/rails/

I’m sure the authors will think it’s very kind of you to get it from the
appropriate place :slight_smile:


#15

Martin Marinschek wrote:

A student from india :wink:

I have always wondered why none of the Pragmatic books are available in
India. Virtually every major book publisher (O’Reilly, Pearson,
Addison-Wesley, Prentice-Hall, etc) sell cut-price versions for the
Indian market (normally printed in India, so the cost works out very
cheap).

A lot of people keep asking me for books when I speak about RoR, I have
no answer, because I had to badger my cousin living in the US to buy me
a copy. Not everyone can do that, right?

Vamsee.


#16

On 22-Jan-06, at 10:58 PM, Vamsee K. wrote:

have no answer, because I had to badger my cousin living in the US
to buy me a copy. Not everyone can do that, right?

I would say this was a issue for me when Pragmatic Programmer just
released the first Pickaxe book, but since then a lot has changed. I
got my self the pdf as soon as it was released, and the same for
agile web development ( did not like this much since its too
newbieish ).

Coming back to the point, just get the pdf, and in 10 mins you will
have a copy :slight_smile:

Dave and Andy, have partnered with Amazon and O’Reilly, so you can
contact those companies directly to get you a hard copy if you want
one too…

Best Regards,
Warren N…
GNU (http://www.gnu.org.in)


#17

On Jan 23, 2006, at 12:58 AM, Vamsee K. wrote:

I have always wondered why none of the Pragmatic books are
available in India. Virtually every major book publisher (O’Reilly,
Pearson, Addison-Wesley, Prentice-Hall, etc) sell cut-price
versions for the Indian market (normally printed in India, so the
cost works out very cheap).

A lot of people keep asking me for books when I speak about RoR, I
have no answer, because I had to badger my cousin living in the US
to buy me a copy. Not everyone can do that, right?

We’re negotiating with an Indian publisher to have LPEs produced. The
Rails book won’t be in the first set of books that get released (it
was too new at the time), but if the market works out, you’ll see
more and more of our titles there.

Regards

Dave


#18

We’re negotiating with an Indian publisher to have LPEs produced. The
Rails book won’t be in the first set of books that get released (it
was too new at the time), but if the market works out, you’ll see
more and more of our titles there.

That sounds really exciting. I am a student in India.

I was able to purchase the Rails book, by asking permission to use a
friend’s credit card. It was expensive for me, but I felt it was worth
it, since I had seen the Rails tutorials, and Rails just felt right.

I followed up by purchasing books on Ruby, Subversion and Ajax. The cost
pinched, but what I’ve learnt is worth it.

I’m working on paying of my student loan, and am using Rails for a
project of mine, and plan on using it for several more projects in the
future. I’m just waiting for my webhost to start supporting Rails.
Perhaps in a year! :slight_smile:

Arpan


#19

Dave T. wrote:

We’re negotiating with an Indian publisher to have LPEs produced. The
Rails book won’t be in the first set of books that get released (it
was too new at the time), but if the market works out, you’ll see
more and more of our titles there.

Woohoo. Thanks Dave. I hope the Rails book follows very soon!

Vamsee.


#20

just because you have the PDF doesn’t mean you can give it away for
free

actually, yes it does. They’re two separate publications.

There is nothing preventing someone from doing what they want to with
the
physical book if they decide that the PDF version meets their needs.
Owning
the PDF is not predicated on owning the book or vice versa.

Nor would there really be any restriction per se of someone disposing of
their PDF versions (resale, giveaway) if they destroyed the copies on
their
computers. But, since the PDFs are personalized to the purchaser, if the
person you transfer your PDF to posts copies of it on bittorrent, say,
then
factor in that there will be lots of PDF files on the Net with your
name
on them…