On 1 Dec 2005, at 09:48, rails nut wrote:
Hmmm … is the Pragamtic book applicable to RoR ? It looks to me like
it might be specific to Java.
True… but the same techniques and, most importantly, philosophy
apply. You’ll just have to type less curly brackets when switching
to Ruby. The Beck book has Python in it, so its getting warmer
language-wise. The Pickaxe book has coverage of unit testing in
Ruby. So, Beck for the philosophy and some specifics, Pragmatic Unit
Testing for the quick how-to, and Pickaxe for the translation to Ruby.
BTW, Erik, did you work for ‘PP’ in the past ?
No, not in the past. Though I am a pragmatic programmer, and was
floored the first time I read the book by the same name. A couple of
years later I sat down at a table beside Dave T. to speak on an
expert panel at a No Fluff Just Stuff symposium. He’s been a friend
One of these days soon I’ll work for ‘PP’ though