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[opensuse-ruby] Pragmatic Programmer Magazine: Special Ruby Issue
  • From: Klaus Kaempf <kkaempf@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2010 09:07:42 +0100
  • Message-id: <20101202080742.GA28279@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
JFYI, enjoy !

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Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2010 02:26:03 -0500
From: Andy Hunt <andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: kkaempf@xxxxxxx
Subject: [Bookshelf] Pragmatic Programmer Magazine: Special Ruby Issue

Pragmatic Programmer Magazine: Special Ruby Issue

December 01, 2010

This month's Pragmatic Programmer Magazine, "PragPub", is a special issue
devoted to Ruby! And congratulations to everyone who participated in
November's PragProWriMo, and especially to those folks listed below.

Special Ruby Issue

Welcome to our special Ruby issue for December, 2010, celebrating ten years
of RubyConf, the tenth anniversary of the Pickaxe Book, and the latest
version of the language.

We've put on our Ruby slippers for this issue, so get ready to experience
the magic. If you're an experienced Rubyist, you'll find much to enchant you
here. And if you've been waiting for an entr&eacute;e to the magic land of
Ruby, consider this issue your engraved invitation. Welcome. You're not in
C++ anymore.

In this Issue

"Chad Fowler on Ruby" --
interviewed by Michael Swaine
"A legend in the Ruby community shares his recollections and insights and
hopes, from the early days of Ruby enthusiasts to the future of Ruby on
silicon and Ruby for phones."

"What's New in Ruby 1.9.2" -- by Dave Thomas
"It's been a long time coming, but we finally have a worthy successor to
Ruby 1.8. Fast, fully featured, and fun, Ruby 1.9.2 should be your Ruby of

"Three Bundler Benefits" -- by Paolo Perrotta
"Why you should start using Bundler to manage your Ruby gems right now."

"New Series: Everyday JRuby" -- by Ian Dees
"Wherein Ian begins a series of articles on using Ruby on the JVM to solve
everyday problems."

"Cohesive Software Design" -- by Tim Ottinger,
Jeff Langr
"Those big software design concepts like coupling, cohesion, abstraction,
and volatility have real practical value. In this article, we'll talk about
how cohesion can make your life as a programmer easier."

"When Did That Happen?" -- by Dan Wohlbruck
"Dan wraps up the year with a look back at the era of the personal computer."

"Guru Meditation" -- by Andy
"The Perfect Deadline: how to avoid both cognitive shutdown and endless

"Way of the Agile Warrior" -- by Jonathan Rasmusson
"Jonathan explains the benefits of startin' Spartan."

"Shady Illuminations" --
by John Shade
"John laments stochastic intransitivity and the loss of the Wordstar

Plus the usual Up Front, Choice Bits, Calendar, and more at

Congratulations to PragProWriMo

A hearty congratulations goes out to all of the following authors who
completed this November's PragProWriMo and posted to the forum:

Arin Sime, Bob Cochran, Brian Hogan, Daniel de Kok, David Copeland, Diego
Zamboni, Ed Borasky, Edward Gibbs, Fred Reillier, Janine Ohmer, Jean-Julien
Aucouturier, John Athayde, John Bresnik, Josh Carter, Julian Gamble, Larry
Jones, Michael Swaine, Raymond Yee, Sam Rawlins, Scott Dunn, Sean McMillan,
Travis Swicegood, Ulrich Merkel.

They will each receive a free eBook of their choice from the Pragmatic

And congratulations to "everyone" who participated in any form, we hope you
had fun.

Coming Soon:

* "The RSpec Book: Behaviour-Driven Development with RSpec, Cucumber, and
Friends" in print Starts shipping tomorrow
* "Agile in a Flash" card deck
* "HTML5 and CSS3: Develop with Tomorrow's Standards Today" in print
* "Rails Test Prescriptions: Keeping Your Application Healthy" in print
* "Code in the Cloud: Programming Google AppEngine" in print

Recently Released:

* "Pragmatic Guide to Subversion" in print
* "Driving Technical Change: Why People on Your Team Don't Act on Good
Ideas, and How to Convince Them They Should" in print
* "Seven Languages in Seven Weeks" in print
* "Pragmatic Guide to Git" in print

Thanks for your continued support,

Andy & Dave

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