Thursday ha scritto:
> Darren Crotchett wrote:
> [snip]
> 
>> Also, is the Ruby community experiencing a lot of growth or what? 
>> TIA,
>> Darren
>>
> 
> Growth can be measured in a number of ways.
> 
> I'll just mention 2 that come immediately to mind.
> 
> 1. number of books on the topic
> 
> The lack of English books and documentation were Ruby's greatest area of 
> weakness compared to other languages.  About 5 years ago, I'd be 
> hard-pressed to find a single Ruby book written in English.
> 
> But that has changed.  We now have Programming Ruby 2nd Ed. which is hot 
> off the press.  More well-known series of tech books now include Ruby 
> such as "Ruby in a Nutshell" and "Teach Yourself Ruby in 21 days".  At 
> this rate, I wouldn't be surprised to see a "Ruby Bible" and "Ruby for 
> Dummies" soon.  There are at least a half-dozen English books on Ruby 
> now, all published within the past few years.
> 
> When I visit Borders bookstore, I still don't see Ruby books on the 
> shelves (only one or two Ruby books--and infrequently).

notice that there are books that do not have ruby in the cover but use 
it inside, the first I can think of is 'code generation in action', but 
I recall there were others.