I’m glad to see an increasing proliferation of Rubyish books but
was wondering when there will be a Ruby For Dummies. While
browsing bookstores the “Dummies” series have become very
prominate now in the software field, and the quality of many of
them are the antithesis of being for dummies. The recent edition
of “Firefox For Dummies” by Blake Ross (www.blakeross.com),
one of the major developers of the Firefox browser, elegantly makes
that point, as that edition is highly inciteful and cogently written.
Though there are, and will be even more, intelligently written and
usesful Ruby books, from just a pure marketing point of view, it
would seem a “Ruby For Dummies” would represent somewhat
of a tipping point in the mainstreamnig of Ruby, at least in the minds
of the publishing community, and make Ruby just that more accessible
to the neophyte Joe/Jane to give it a try.
Since Ruby has already had the O’Reilly treatment once (“Ruby In A
Nutshell” by Matz) can “Ruby For Dummies” be far behind?
Anybody know how to make this happen?