Ruby Cookbook now in PDF format

You asked for it, you got it! O’Reilly is now selling the Ruby Cookbook
as a downloadable PDF for 50% off the cover price. AFAIK this is the
first full-length O’Reilly book to be sold as PDF, and if it goes well,
other O’Reilly books should follow. PDF copies of the Cookbook will be
watermarked but not encumbered by DRM.

The O’Reilly page: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/rubyckbk/
The Official Unofficial Homepage is still at:
http://www.crummy.com/writing/RubyCookbook/

The Cookbook sample code is available from both sites.

Leonard Richardson
http://www.crummy.com/

Figures, I order my first print book in ages and a few hours later it’s
pdf’ed.

Whatever
Stuart

“Leonard Richardson” [email protected] writes:

You asked for it, you got it! O’Reilly is now selling the Ruby Cookbook
as a downloadable PDF for 50% off the cover price. AFAIK this is the

The O’Reilly page: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/rubyckbk/

That’s awesome.

I’ve already bought it. O’Reilly might check out their
download page, though - it comes through nice and automatically -
downloaded as a file named ‘Ruby’ - no extension - and without
any means for the browser to set the file type (on a mac where
the file type may be determined other than through the extension).

At a minimum, they need to change the filename.

The file itself is perfectly fine. I added the .pdf extension
and it opens right up in Preview.

Thanks for getting them to do this. The PDF format will make
my life much easier. It’s a hell of a lot lighter to carry
around than the dead tree version, even if it’s harder to
read on the subway.

Leonard Richardson wrote:

You asked for it, you got it! O’Reilly is now selling the Ruby Cookbook
as a downloadable PDF for 50% off the cover price. AFAIK this is the
first full-length O’Reilly book to be sold as PDF, and if it goes well,
other O’Reilly books should follow. PDF copies of the Cookbook will be
watermarked but not encumbered by DRM.

Brilliant! Within 5 minutes of reading the above, I had it on my laptop.
Now I can lend my
paper copy to colleagues to tease them over to the side of goodness and
light… :o)

Thanks very much.

cheers,

paulv

Thanks O’Reilly. 900 virtual pages of loveliness.

And thanks to Leonard for the notification.

Nic

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You… I guess Bitching and Whining does
work :wink:

thank you…now i don’t have to lug the big book on the bus when
commuting to work…

On 8/10/06, Jim M. [email protected] wrote:

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You… I guess Bitching and Whining does work :wink:

Or at least Bitching and Whining take the credit, as usual. Those two
are always trying to impress everyone with their accomplishments!


Rick DeNatale

IPMS/USA Region 12 Coordinator
http://ipmsr12.denhaven2.com/

Visit the Project Mercury Wiki Site
http://www.mercuryspacecraft.com/

Just to mention little fact. I downloaded the source code and all
the files are extensionless.
Meaning no .rb

Stuart

On 2006-08-10 08:51:14 +0200, Jim M. [email protected] said:

The O’Reilly page: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/rubyckbk/
The Official Unofficial Homepage is still at:
http://www.crummy.com/writing/RubyCookbook/

The Cookbook sample code is available from both sites.

Leonard Richardson
http://www.crummy.com/

http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/rubyckbk/ gives :

Forbidden
You don’t have permission to access /catalog/rubyckbk/ on this server

is there any other link available ?

thanks for this mre than valuable work… I’ll buy the PDF (cheaper and
faster for people on the other side of the Ocean…)

joss

On Thursday 10 August 2006 12:10 pm, Josselin wrote:

http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/rubyckbk/ gives :

Forbidden
You don’t have permission to access /catalog/rubyckbk/ on this server

is there any other link available ?

thanks for this mre than valuable work… I’ll buy the PDF (cheaper
and faster for people on the other side of the Ocean…)

Works fine for me at 12:56pm EST.

Keith

Just to mention little fact. I downloaded the source code and all
the files are extensionless.
Meaning no .rb

I fixed this in the zipfile on crummy.com.

Leonard
http://www.crummy.com/

Thanks Leonard.
Stuart

Wait …I can’t find it on there.
Can you point it out.
TIA
Stuart

Thanks for the pointer. I had already ordered it from Amazon, but the
free shipping option means it won’t arrive for another couple of
weeks. I’ll be happy with my PDF version until then.

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