ROR Recipes Beta


#1

Yesterday I got the beta version of ROR recipes book and the recipes
are great. For those of you still thinking about it, I highly recommend
the book.

The only thing I wish is that if there were some more recipes (greedy
me), especially AJAX related and installing an application within your
current application.

For instance, it will be great to see how one can implement the typo
blog engine within one’s already made application.

My question: Since this is a beta edition of the book, will more
recipes be added to it? Or will the final version contain the same
recipes?

Nonetheless, the book is a real gem and highly recommended. My
thanks to Chad and Dave for their hard work.

Frank
P.S. Now if only were open tickets and open air travel so I could
participate in the Rails conference :wink:


#2

And obviously big thanks to David for creating rails
Frank

softwareengineer 99 removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote: My thanks to
Chad and Dave for their hard work.


#3

On Feb 6, 2006, at 12:39 PM, softwareengineer 99 wrote:

My question: Since this is a beta edition of the book, will more
recipes be added to it? Or will the final version contain the same
recipes?

The final version will contain roughly three times more recipes than
this version.

We’ll be releasing new beta versions as recipes are added.

Cheers

Dave


#4

Hey Dave,

That is wonderful news.

Thank you for your reply.

Frank

Dave T. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:
The final version will contain roughly three times more recipes than
this version.

We’ll be releasing new beta versions as recipes are added.

Cheers

Dave


#5

Wow - that’s really cool. Is there somewhere to sign up to participate
in
such betas?


#6

Hey Byron,
I got my beta book here
http://www.pragmaticprogrammer.com/titles/fr_rr/index.html

Thanks
Frank

Byron S. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote: Wow - that’s really cool.
Is there somewhere to sign up to participate in such betas?


#7

This book is incredible. Exactly what I was looking for, I can’t wait
to see 50 more recipes.


#8

nice -thanks


#9

Hi …

I am new to Rails and it is not clear to me why I am getting the
following error. Any help appreciated.

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#10
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Should be:

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#11

On 2/6/06, softwareengineer 99 removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

engine within one’s already made application.

My question: Since this is a beta edition of the book, will more recipes
be added to it? Or will the final version contain the same recipes?

Hi Frank! THanks for the kind words. Dave has already answered the
question of whether more recipes will be added. I wanted to add that an
advantage of being in the beta program is that you can suggest Recipes
you’d
like to see (as you’ve done here). I can’t guarantee that all the
suggestions will make it in, but I’m definitely always on the lookout
for
good ideas, and this book is for people like you (the readers!). So
your
ideas are the most important.

Nonetheless, the book is a real gem and highly recommended. My thanks
to

Chad and Dave for their hard work.

Thank you very much! I hope the book continues to delight you. :slight_smile:


Chad F.
http://chadfowler.com
http://pragmaticprogrammer.com/titles/fr_rr/ (Rails Recipes - In Beta!)
http://pragmaticprogrammer.com/titles/mjwti/ (My Job Went to India, and
All
I Got Was This Lousy Book)
http://rubycentral.org
http://rubygarden.org
http://rubygems.rubyforge.org (over one million gems served!)


#12
  • Chad F. (removed_email_address@domain.invalid) [060207 10:39]:

of whether more recipes will be added. I wanted to add that an advantage of
being in the beta program is that you can suggest Recipes you’d like to see (as
you’ve done here). I can’t guarantee that all the suggestions will make it in,
but I’m definitely always on the lookout for good ideas, and this book is for
people like you (the readers!). So your ideas are the most important.

Chad,
I’m very much enjoying the Beta Recipes book – thanks for the hard
work!

By what channel(s) would you prefer to receive suggestions for new
recipes?

Rick

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#13

Dave,

Bought the book and already glad I did!

You mention that new or additional recipes are coming - and that you are
amenable to reader suggestions for additional ones. Is this the forum
for those or would you like them off-line?

-Mark


#14

Hi Chad,
Thank you for your reply.

Seeing how great this community is and how accessible you are, I will
certainly make sure (and recommend others) to pass along any
suggestions for the book.

Thank you once again.

Frank

Chad F. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote: Hi Frank! THanks for the
kind words. Dave has already answered the question of whether more
recipes will be added. I wanted to add that an advantage of being in
the beta program is that you can suggest Recipes you’d like to see (as
you’ve done here). I can’t guarantee that all the suggestions will
make it in, but I’m definitely always on the lookout for good ideas,
and this book is for people like you (the readers!). So your ideas are
the most important.


Chad F.
http://chadfowler.com
http://pragmaticprogrammer.com/titles/fr_rr/ (Rails Recipes - In Beta!)
http://pragmaticprogrammer.com/titles/mjwti/ (My Job Went to India, and
All I Got Was This Lousy Book)
http://rubycentral.org
http://rubygarden.org
http://rubygems.rubyforge.org (over one million gems served!)


#15

Mark, please pass your suggestions along. The best way to reach me is
by personal email (removed_email_address@domain.invalid — not the address I’m using
for this list).

Thanks,
Chad

On 2/7/06, Mark W. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Yesterday I got the beta version of ROR recipes book and the
My question: Since this is a beta edition of the book, will more

http://lists.rubyonrails.org/mailman/listinfo/rails


Chad F.
http://chadfowler.com
http://pragmaticprogrammer.com/titles/fr_rr/ (Rails Recipes - In Beta!)
http://pragmaticprogrammer.com/titles/mjwti/ (My Job Went to India,
and All I Got Was This Lousy Book)
http://rubycentral.org
http://rubygarden.org
http://rubygems.rubyforge.org (over one million gems served!)


#16

This book definitely kicks ass. After I bought it I briefly skimmed
it over and thought to myself, “Hm, these look alright, not sure how
many I’ll be using though, I could do most of it on my own.” Started
a new project later that day and immediately used four of the recipes!

One of the things I really like is that it shows just how easy some of
the stuff really is. For example, I hate writing authentication
systems, and so have looked at using different generators,
LoginEngine, etc. I could certainly write a simple auth system
myself, but I don’t know how big it would be, which discourages me
from doing so. When I see a basic system done in 5 pages of text and
maybe 50 lines of code, there’s no uncertainty and I’m happy to knock
it out. I’m lazy though, so if I think it’s going to be a long, dull
task, I probably won’t do it. In that regard, this book relieves me
of a lot of that.

Really looking forward to the new recipes as they come out.

Pat


#17

On 2/6/06, Dave T. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

The final version will contain roughly three times more recipes than
this version.

We’ll be releasing new beta versions as recipes are added.

What was the recipe count as of Feb 06 (approximately)? I’m
considering buying the ebook+paper version of this, but I’m not sure
what “three times more recipes” is relative to, since I don’t know
what’s been added between then and now.

– James


#18

It shipped with 21… so I am assuming it will be around 63 recipes
at final count. The book is really well written. Chad F. is a
great guy and an even better writer :-).

On 17-Feb-06, at 10:26 AM, James L. wrote:

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#19

On Fri, 2006-02-17 at 18:45 -0500, Howard R. wrote:

Just as a plug (dunno that its really needed though), the recipes on
RJS templates, authentication and RBAC, and the gentle introduction to
migrations have more than made the low price of the PDF well worth it
to me as someone who has never taken the time to fully wrap my head
around the disparate docs for these arguably complicated subjects.

So, buy the darn book already! :slight_smile:


I did and the RBAC was interesting except that it has me groping with
HABTM relationships since it cowered out without discussing the
controller & view code samples that would make it usable.

Craig


#20

On 2/17/06, Howard R. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Just as a plug (dunno that its really needed though), the recipes on RJS
templates, authentication and RBAC, and the gentle introduction to
migrations have more than made the low price of the PDF well worth it to me
as someone who has never taken the time to fully wrap my head around the
disparate docs for these arguably complicated subjects.

So, buy the darn book already! :slight_smile:

Yeah, I bought it.

Do emails get sent out to the users when the PDF is updated, or do we
have to check the website periodically?

– James