Third edition of "Programming Ruby" now in beta

Ruby 1.9 is just around the corner, so it looks like a good time to
create a new edition of Programming Ruby. So, I’m pleased to announce
that the Third Edition of the PickAxe has just entered beta.

The book’s home page is at http://pragprog.com/titles/rails3

Here’s the plan. I’m starting with the second edition text and going
through it revising for 1.9 changes. So far I’m done the first 120
pages or so. When you look at the beta book, you’ll see some pages
with red headers and footers, and others with gray. The red pages are
updated content, and the gray pages are content from the second
edition. Over time, more and more pages will turn red, until the book
is done.

Matz is still making changes to 1.9 functionality. This book will
track these changes, so that it will mirror what 1.9 becomes as we
move towards an eventual release. We won’t go to press until Ruby has
stabilized.

We’re experimenting with something different for this book. With all
our other titles, a fresh edition counts as a brand new book, and has
to be bought again. With this edition, we’re offering substantial
discounts to owners of the existing second edition (if those books or
PDFs were bought from us).

To get these discounts (and, remember, you have to have bought the
books directly from us to qualify) simply create an account (or log
in to your existing account) on http://pragprog.com. You’ll find
buttons on your account page which let you buy at a discount.

Enjoy

Dave T.

Dave T. wrote:

updated content, and the gray pages are content from the second
to be bought again. With this edition, we’re offering substantial
Enjoy

Did you mean:

http://pragprog.com/titles/ruby3

and not

http://pragprog.com/titles/rails3?

Thanks, this looks great.

-Ben

On 12/13/07, Dave T. [email protected] wrote:

Ruby 1.9 is just around the corner, so it looks like a good time to
create a new edition of Programming Ruby. So, I’m pleased to announce
that the Third Edition of the PickAxe has just entered beta.

The book’s home page is at http://pragprog.com/titles/rails3

Ahem… Is this a Freudian typo? That URL just redirects to
http://pragprog.com/titles

The real url is
http://pragprog.com/titles/rails3

We’re experimenting with something different for this book. With all
our other titles, a fresh edition counts as a brand new book, and has
to be bought again. With this edition, we’re offering substantial
discounts to owners of the existing second edition (if those books or
PDFs were bought from us).

To get these discounts (and, remember, you have to have bought the
books directly from us to qualify) simply create an account (or log
in to your existing account) on http://pragprog.com. You’ll find
buttons on your account page which let you buy at a discount.

Oh no! My dog-eared copy of the 2nd edition was bought from a local
merchant of dead tree products. Doesn’t make me any less a loyal
customer. ;-(


Rick DeNatale

My blog on Ruby
http://talklikeaduck.denhaven2.com/

On Thu, 13 Dec 2007 18:07:34 -0500, Rick DeNatale wrote:

The real url is
http://pragprog.com/titles/rails3

I think you just fell down a Freudian staircase. That just corrected an
incorrect URL by posting the same URL.

–Ken

Did you mean:

http://pragprog.com/titles/ruby3

and not

http://pragprog.com/titles/rails3?

Sigh: you have no idea how many times I read that…

Yes.

And I’ve posted a corrected version.

Sorry

Dave

Hopefully you guys can add some extra helpful pages especially about the
Ruby-C bridge. For me this would be the most interesting aspect for
various reasons.

On Dec 14, 3:57 am, Marc H. [email protected] wrote:

Hopefully you guys can add some extra helpful pages especially about the
Ruby-C bridge. For me this would be the most interesting aspect for
various reasons.

And I also hope that the Tk chapter has been updated with new ttk
(Tile widget)
which is provide with the new Tk-8.5 version.
The question is which from ruby-1.9 or tcl/tk-8.5 will be release
first ??

tcl/tk-8.5rc2 has just been released, so probably we’ll have both
ruby-1.9 and wish-8.5 for Christmas :slight_smile:

(should be another subject?..)
I also hope that the ruby-tk gurus test the binding of the
“to be realeased” Tk-8.5 against ruby-1.9.
(I’d dream that the Tk toolkit is provided with ruby lib so that
ruby
would provide a GUI out of the box)

On 12/13/07, Ken B. [email protected] wrote:

On Thu, 13 Dec 2007 18:07:34 -0500, Rick DeNatale wrote:

Ahem… Is this a Freudian typo? That URL just redirects to
http://pragprog.com/titles

The real url is
http://pragprog.com/titles/rails3

I think you just fell down a Freudian staircase. That just corrected an
incorrect URL by posting the same URL.

Probably because I’ve been re-reading “Goedel, Escher, Bach” lately.
Another strange loop.


Rick DeNatale

My blog on Ruby
http://talklikeaduck.denhaven2.com/

Does this book continue with the jukebox example?

On Fri, 14
Dec 2007 07:53:52 +0900 Dave T. [email protected] wrote:

pages are updated content, and the gray pages are content from the
has to be bought again. With this edition, we’re offering
Enjoy

Regards,

John M.
MSc (DIC)
+44 7739 171 531

On Dec 28, 2007 2:56 AM, John M. [email protected] wrote:

Does this book continue with the jukebox example?

Yes


Rick DeNatale

My blog on Ruby
http://talklikeaduck.denhaven2.com/

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