M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:
As an aside, while the concepts of Og are quite exciting, about the only
documentation I’ve been able to find is a couple of discussions in Hal
Fulton’s “The Ruby Way, Second Edition.”
Yes, I know.
And, sadly, it’s falling out of date.
I’ve gone to their web site and
they are certainly aware that it needs to be done, but busy users with
problems to solve aren’t going to document their stuff for them.
True. Recent discussion on the nitro list suggests this will be getting
more attention. The issue for me has been that, even when trying to
help provide docs, the code has been evolving out from under them. I
think the changes have been for the better, but it makes it hard to stay
on top of.
Is there a market for an Og/Nitro book, or is the popularity of Rails so
overwhelming that nobody will take the risk?
I’ve heard some interest from publishers, at least in the idea of the
broader topic of Web development in Ruby outside of a single, fairly
focused, framework. There is considerable variety in the numerous Ruby
It may be chicken and egg; more documentation on Nitro would drive more
usage, driving more demand for documentation.
“I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man’s;
I will not reason and compare; my business is to create.”