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I am writing a Ruby book named “I Love Ruby” for some time. You can get it here https://cloud.openmailbox.org/index.php/s/u4sX065QRgjbJL2/download
Have added Benchmark chapter to this book. Would love to hear suggestions and feedback.
I would be grateful if you can use and contribute to http://openmailbox.org through which I am distributing this book.
My current plans for this book’s future release are as follows
- Drop my thoughts for test driven development, as I think it kinda sucks
- To find sexy front and back cover for this book so that people working in corporates and narrow minds can’t even think of reading it
- Beef up meta-programming section
- Update more on benchmarking if possible
Happy coding 🙂
Happy to announce that I have changed back the covers of my Ruby book to the original one. Well, it all started like this, when I released the book, it was said that some one thought this book was a love story and hence we has the idea of putting a beautiful girl as the cover just to tease people came about. And I ended up finally after a iteration making this
as the books cover. There was extreme opposition in my country India. We were a lenient civilization, but some where in the middle, possibly due to Islamic influence we became very opposed to girls showing their beauty. For example during Indus valley civilization we had statues like this
and no Indian I know ever said to me this was offensive. Who knows one day the Talibans in Pakistan might destroy this history without a trace.
Though I got damming response from ILUGC (Indian Linux User Group Chennai) and Chennairb (Chennai ruby group), I did hold my ground. But after some time I worked in a company called Techartus which was led by one of my friends who was very conservative.
He pressurized me to change the covers of the book. Out of respect for him I complied. Thats okay, I was even once told by a person who was vice-president of a company that I was a womanizer and he indirectly asked me to leave his office.
But then things took a good turn, I felt the work there to be too demanding and I left it, my conscience began to question me weather should I have buckled under pressure and I have changed back books cover to its most popular one. If Malala ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malala_Yousafzai ) in Pakistan can challenge Taliban for girls education, I can surely challenge Indian extremist to guard my freedom.
You can download this book at http://goo.gl/1qrMUN , currently I am working on this issue https://github.com/mindaslab/ilrx/issues/4 and soon new iterations of this book will be released. But yes, if you feel that you are not a person who likes to look at beautiful woman (because god told you so,) you can get the books source here https://www.dropbox.com/s/oj7ky96iftwh4xv/I%20Love%20Ruby%202015.odt , change it to the covers you like and redistribute it. I am not opposed to it. But be sure that you close your eyes while doing so.
Bye for now.
Released just another iteration of I Love Ruby. Added section named “The Gemfile” , you can download it here http://goo.gl/1qrMUN
Its nice to see another big nation get lit up on I Love Ruby map. This time its China. But compared to India and USA its dimly lit. Possibly because it has very low downloads compared to India and USA because I Love Ruby is written in English.
I wish this book gets downloaded in many African countries. That will be kind of dream come true for me. This book was made free so that anyone could appreciate this language. I hope the people who download this book will share it with many others to spread the joy of Ruby programming.
Hello Folks, have updated my book I Love Ruby. Added a title called assigning logic statements to variables. This is actually a very good feature Ruby has but my book hadn’t covered till today. You can get the book here http://goo.gl/1qrMUN
Hope you will find it useful, it starts on page 36, proof reading and suggestions are welcome.
There will be a new cover for I Love Ruby 2015 edition. The 2015 edition will focus on making this book elegant and perfection. As you can see above, I have uploaded the new covers which I have designed.
Many in my country called me womaniser, sex freak and blah blah for the old two covers. Well, I can’t help what others think of me. Though I think the covers of the 2012 to 2014 edition are the perfect fit for the book, I think its time to move on. I found a new image on the internet and thought that will be a good fit.
The books license will change, I will drop GFDL and will change it to Kopimi license. So hope for better quality book.