"The Well-Grounded Rubyist" now out in paperback

Hello all –

I’m delighted to announce that my new book “The Well-Grounded Rubyist”
is now available in paperback (and still in PDF, of course). It’s
published by Manning, and it’s in stock at the publisher[1] and
Amazon[2].

TWGR is a reworking, “repurposing” of my 2006 book “Ruby for Rails”.
It’s not “for Rails” this time; it’s Ruby, specifically Ruby 1.9. It’s
got lots of new topics, and expansion and updating of everything.

Enjoy! And let me know how you like it.

David

P.S. The cover was redesigned along the way which is why the covers at
Manning and Amazon are different at the moment. Same book though :slight_smile:

[1] http://manning.com/black2
[2] http://tinyurl.com/twgramz

On May 12, 7:42 am, “David A. Black” [email protected] wrote:

Enjoy! And let me know how you like it.
David A. Black / Ruby Power and Light, LLC
Ruby/Rails consulting & training:http://www.rubypal.com
Now available: The Well-Grounded Rubyist (http://manning.com/black2)
“Ruby 1.9: What You Need To Know” Envycasts with David A. Blackhttp://www.envycasts.com

Hi Dave,

I’m looking forward to getting TWGR from Amazon. I very much
appreciated your RfR and your numerous contributions to the Ruby and
Rails newsgroups.

I’ve only used 1.9 when I wanted to use both forward- and backward-
lookahead. Otherwise it seemed unready for prime time. Do you thing
the current release is ready for production projects?

Best wishes,
Richard Muller

On 12 May 2009, at 12:42, David A. Black wrote:

Enjoy! And let me know how you like it.

David

P.S. The cover was redesigned along the way which is why the covers
at Manning and Amazon are different at the moment. Same book
though :slight_smile:

My copy arrived in the post this morning - full marks to Manning for
speedy international delivery. Now to find some quiet time to settle
down with this and see what new light it sheds on my current
understanding of 1.9 :slight_smile:

Ellie

Eleanor McHugh
Games With Brains
http://slides.games-with-brains.net

raise ArgumentError unless @reality.responds_to? :reason

RichardOnRails wrote:


David A. Black / Ruby Power and Light, LLC
Ruby/Rails consulting& training:http://www.rubypal.com
Now available: The Well-Grounded Rubyist (http://manning.com/black2)
“Ruby 1.9: What You Need To Know” Envycasts with David A. Blackhttp://www.envycasts.com

Hi Dave,

I’m looking forward to getting TWGR from Amazon. I very much
appreciated your RfR and your numerous contributions to the Ruby and
Rails newsgroups.

Thanks! I’ve been a bit less active on the lists lately… though
hopefully for reasonable reasons.

I’ve only used 1.9 when I wanted to use both forward- and backward-
lookahead. Otherwise it seemed unready for prime time. Do you thing
the current release is ready for production projects?

Yes, though conceivably not for every project. There are definitely
still some gem issues, for example. But the forward momentum has picked
up a lot lately, and my feeling is that though it’s been a while in the
happening, it’s all coming together right about now.

Some really worthwhile Ruby 1.9 migration/penetration resources include:

http://www.ruby19orbust.com
http://isitruby19.com/

David

2009/5/12 David A. Black [email protected]:

I’m delighted to announce that my new book “The Well-Grounded Rubyist”
is now available in paperback (and still in PDF, of course). It’s published
by Manning, and it’s in stock at the publisher[1] and Amazon[2].

Congratulations! I believe people will make good use of the book.

TWGR is a reworking, “repurposing” of my 2006 book “Ruby for Rails”.
It’s not “for Rails” this time; it’s Ruby, specifically Ruby 1.9. It’s
got lots of new topics, and expansion and updating of everything.

Enjoy! And let me know how you like it.

I am eagerly looking forward to the “real thing” (hardware). :slight_smile:

Kind regards

robert

On May 12, 10:23 am, “David A. Black” [email protected] wrote:

got lots of new topics, and expansion and updating of everything.

Rails newsgroups.
up a lot lately, and my feeling is that though it’s been a while in the
Ruby/Rails consulting & training:http://www.rubypal.com
Now available: The Well-Grounded Rubyist (http://manning.com/black2)
“Ruby 1.9: What You Need To Know” Envycasts with David A. Blackhttp://www.envycasts.com

Thanks, David

On 12 May 2009, at 15:23, David A. Black wrote:

RichardOnRails wrote:

I’ve only used 1.9 when I wanted to use both forward- and backward-
lookahead. Otherwise it seemed unready for prime time. Do you thing
the current release is ready for production projects?

Yes, though conceivably not for every project. There are definitely
still some gem issues, for example. But the forward momentum has
picked up a lot lately, and my feeling is that though it’s been a
while in the happening, it’s all coming together right about now.

I have to admit I’ve only made the switch myself in the last month or
so, prompted in part by a talk I’m preparing where I don’t want to be
seen as a luddite (even if I secretly am one lol) and the increasing
utility of MacRuby.

Ellie

Eleanor McHugh
Games With Brains
http://slides.games-with-brains.net

raise ArgumentError unless @reality.responds_to? :reason

Hi –

On Thu, 14 May 2009, Joshua C. wrote:

David,

I took a look at the Table of Contents and the book looks great! I have a
question though – does your book walk you through building a program with
everything learned?

Not all in one program. It’s more a sequential set of topics, with
examples purpose-written for each topic.

David

David,

I took a look at the Table of Contents and the book looks great! I have
a
question though – does your book walk you through building a program
with
everything learned?

Oh, I love it that you dedicate a whole chapter to Reg Expressions! The
book
I am reading now on devoted a small section … not nearly enough!

Thanks,
Joshua C.

On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 1:35 AM, RichardOnRails <

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