The book is a go!

Posted by ezmobius Wed, 14 Dec 2005 18:12:00 GMT

So I have great news! I am going to be writing a book for the Pragmatic Programmers. This is such a great chance for me that there was no way I could pass on it.

Thank you for all the support and people who commented that they would like to have this book written. Its definitely one area where the rails docs are not sufficient as well as being very fragmented and hard to decipher which way is the way to go.

Now I must buckle down and write the thing! But I am totally looking forward to this book and I have some great people working on it with me. It looks like there will be 3 people writing a chapter on two on things they know a lot about. I can’t say just yet who they are but when the time comes I will let on.

I am so honored that the Pragmatic Programmers are giving me this opportunity. And I will be working on the book with some of the rails devs that I most respect.

So check back often and i will give updates as things get closer to beta. Thanks for all the support. I hope that this book will be an valuable asset to rails programmers that are ready to step things up to the next level.

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  1. Pat said about 1 hour later:
    Congrats on getting this picked up Ezra. Looking forward to it. Something that's been bothering me for a while...can you make a link back to the index somewhere in the header? That's a simple usability thing that bugs me every time I try to click _somewhere_ to get to the index.
  2. Ezra Zygmuntowicz said about 2 hours later:
    Thanks Pat

    I'm very excited about writing the book. I have added a link in the header to my home page. Most typo themes do this automatically but this one doesn't for some reason. Anyway its taken care of.
  3. Rob Sanheim said about 3 hours later:
    Congrats Ezra! I'm sure it will be very helpful and a great resource for the new users struggling to get rails running. You should talk to the guys at Rimuhosting about doing some sort of marketing tie in type deal...
  4. Amr Malik said about 5 hours later:
    Congrats! I think this book will be an instant classic.
  5. Justin Palmer said about 15 hours later:
    Great news Ezra! I could definitely use a book like this. I was just working with Switchtower for the first time yesterday, unfortunately I'm still running the broken Ruby install that comes with Tiger so I have to get a newer version of Ruby up and running. Best of luck with it, and I hope all it going well!
  6. Ezra Zygmuntowicz said about 21 hours later:
    Thanks everyone. This is going to be a fun book to write.
  7. said 1 day later:
    I am looking forward to the book. Deployment seems easy, but i feel there is a lot of room for error. So this would help calm my fears.
  8. tom said 1 day later:
    what an idiot i am, regardless. still looking forward to the book
  9. Dennis said 9 days later:
    Congrats! Looking forward to it. Would configuration include such things as where to put your cached fragments, etc., and how/how often to remove/refresh this? Also, I would like more info and perhaps recipes for using runner from cron. Jamis is making it known that there should be a new version of Switchtower out soon. I am particularly interested in getting that set up correctly. Thanks!
  10. Ezra Zygmuntowicz said 10 days later:
    Thanks.. Yeah all of those things will be covered. I also wil have a section on how to run a long running drb daemon to handle tasks for your rails app that need to be done on a time schedule or would take too long to do within the request/respnose cycle.
  11. giles bowkett said 74 days later:
    awesome! I'll definitely pick it up. (I hope it's as demented as the domain name, btw.)
  12. Jay Jansheski said 150 days later:
    I'll definitely buy a copy of that book. I'm looking forward to it. Your 'perfect rails/debian/lighttpd stack' article was a great help to me. Thanks again.
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