On Jan 20, 2006, at 7:36 PM, dblack / wobblini.net wrote:

> Hi --
>
> On Sat, 21 Jan 2006, Tom Allison wrote:
>
>> Well, I don't have that exact background but I've always found  
>> books like the typical "21 days" and "dummies" are mostly  
>> useless.  no pain, no gain...  :)
>
> I wrote three of the "days" in "Teach Yourself Ruby in 21 Days", and I
> went out of my way to make them excruciatingly painful, so you can
> safely read it :-)
>
> But seriously... that book did get a lot of "not a typical book of its
> genre" remarks, for which I take a mini-bow but mostly give a big nod
> to Mark Slagell, the chief author.
>
>
> David
>
> -- 
> David A. Black
> dblack / wobblini.net
>
> "Ruby for Rails", from Manning Publications, coming April 2006!
> http://www.manning.com/books/black
>


I agree. The 21 day ruby book is probably the most useful 21 day type  
book I have ever read. It does cover a bunch of very useful stuff.

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