Ruby papers in Linux Journal

Hello everyone,

Has anybody noticed that ? :slight_smile:

http://www.linuxjournal.com/issue/147
http://www.linuxjournal.com/articles/lj/0147/toc147/cover147.png

(wow !)

РJean-Fran̤ois .

Jean-François wrote:

Hello everyone,

Has anybody noticed that ? :slight_smile:

http://www.linuxjournal.com/issue/147
http://www.linuxjournal.com/articles/lj/0147/toc147/cover147.png

(wow !)

РJean-Fran̤ois .

I’m glad I fixed the RMagick gem :slight_smile:

On May 30, 2006, at 10:16 AM, Jean-François wrote:

Hello everyone,
Has anybody noticed that ? :slight_smile:

http://www.linuxjournal.com/issue/147
http://www.linuxjournal.com/articles/lj/0147/toc147/cover147.png

(wow !)

Not to mention DHH is looking impressively GQ on the cover. That
guy’s so hot right now…
-Mat

Also on the cover of Dr.Dobbs…
This place will get crowded soon.
-tim

On 5/30/06, Jean-François [email protected] wrote:

Hello everyone,

Has anybody noticed that ? :slight_smile:

Interesting. But I’m a little concerned that none of the Ruby articles
were written by people that I have ever heard of in this community.
Maybe Linux journal only publishes articles written by their own
staff?

Ryan

Ryan L. wrote:

staff?
FWIW, I don’t work for Linux Journal, and they’ve published a Ruby
article of mine, on OOo parsing. And, at least when I was dealing with
them, they were on the lookout for more Ruby articles.

But it’s interesting to see articles from people whose names never seem
to appear on this mailing list (though the number of Ruby metaverses has
expanded.)

Some of what I’ve seen seems like simple rewording of content from other
places, such as the Rails wiki, and simple errors are not uncommon,
suggesting that the authors have a somewhat limited, and focused, area
of knowledge.

Which is fine, so long as what they write is accurate.


James B.

“A principle or axiom is of no value without the rules for applying it.”

  • Len Bullard

On 5/30/06, James B. [email protected] wrote:

FWIW, I don’t work for Linux Journal, and they’ve published a Ruby
article of mine, on OOo parsing. And, at least when I was dealing with
them, they were on the lookout for more Ruby articles.

Is your article available somewhere online?

On 5/30/06, Ryan L. [email protected] wrote:

Interesting. But I’m a little concerned that none of the Ruby articles
were written by people that I have ever heard of in this community.
Ryan

Since Rails is still the hot thing, they’re likely to just focus on
what you need to know to use Rails, so there’s less room for error.
I’m interested to hear if someone have actually read the articles and
what they think of them.

On May 30, 2006, at 3:42 PM, Simen E. wrote:

Since Rails is still the hot thing, they’re likely to just focus on
what you need to know to use Rails, so there’s less room for error.
I’m interested to hear if someone have actually read the articles and
what they think of them.

I read the DDJ article. It was well written and accurate, but basic
for most on this thread (appropriate, I’d say). It starts with a
hard hitting anecdote about Bruce Tate switching to rails mid-
project, ends with a quick interview with DHH. It was largely an
overview piece but hard hitting enough that I passed it around my
management group.

Here’s a link for interested parties: http://tinyurl.com/nmylj [ddj.com]
-Mat

Simen E. wrote:

On 5/30/06, James B. [email protected] wrote:

FWIW, I don’t work for Linux Journal, and they’ve published a Ruby
article of mine, on OOo parsing. And, at least when I was dealing with
them, they were on the lookout for more Ruby articles.

Is your article available somewhere online?

http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/7236


James B.

“You harmonize; then you customize.”

  • Wilson Pickett

On 5/30/06, Ryan L. [email protected] wrote:

On 5/30/06, Jean-François [email protected] wrote:

Hello everyone,

Has anybody noticed that ? :slight_smile:

Interesting. But I’m a little concerned that none of the Ruby articles
were written by people that I have ever heard of in this community.
Maybe Linux journal only publishes articles written by their own
staff?

Well, Maik Schmidt (‘Ruby as Enterprise Glue’) wrote Enterprise
Integration with Ruby –
http://pragmaticprogrammer.com/titles/fr_eir/index.html

so, LJ isn’t being completely wrapped up int their own writers.

On May 30, 2006, at 5:07 PM, James B. wrote:

What struck me, though, was that it was the sort of thing they
should have ran a year ago.

Unless you’ve had your head in the sand, the article was old news
and fairly cursory. It seemed more appropriate for USA Today than
a professional computing magazine.

Dr. Dobbs is clearly not what it used to be.

Amen to that.

I think it’s interesting to note that about 2 years ago (IIRC) they
ran an article on RubyCocoa, but didn’t do much with ruby after
that. A little too early to make a stir, I guess.
-Mat

Mat S. wrote:

little too early to make a stir, I guess.
Ironically, they published an article on Ruby by Dave T., back in

  1. But by then they were already sliding into the Java/.Net vortex.

They ran article of mine earlier this year, and expressed an interest in
more Ruby articles, so folks with the time and inclination may want to
contact them.


James B.

“A principle or axiom is of no value without the rules for applying it.”

  • Len Bullard

Mat S. wrote:

hitting anecdote about Bruce Tate switching to rails mid- project, ends
with a quick interview with DHH. It was largely an overview piece but
hard hitting enough that I passed it around my management group.

What struck me, though, was that it was the sort of thing they should
have ran a year ago.

Unless you’ve had your head in the sand, the article was old news and
fairly cursory. It seemed more appropriate for USA Today than a
professional computing magazine.

Dr. Dobbs is clearly not what it used to be.


James B.

“The use of anthropomorphic terminology when dealing with
computing systems is a symptom of professional immaturity.”

  • Edsger W. Dijkstra