On May 30, 6:16 pm, vasudevram <vasudev... / gmail.com> wrote:
> On May 30, 9:44 am, "Stephen Smith" <4fi... / gmail.com> wrote:
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> > I've read the book too.
>
> > Anyone who's already been a sysadmin probably doesn't have much to
> > learn from it conceptually. And if you're new to scripting, it's
> > probably not structured or complete enough to get you started.
>
> > It's a good resource, though, if you are new to Ruby and/or new to
> > scripting. Gives you a bunch of solid concepts, some decent tips for
> > the ordinary shortcuts the gurus don't want to admit knowing/bother
> > teaching, and enough idiomatic code to get you going.
>
> > Personally, I wish it ran you through some of the better command line
> > gems (e.g., cmdparse). But hey, that's personal preference. There's
> > some good stuff in here.
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> > +0.02
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> > On 5/29/07, Sean T Allen <s... / ardishealth.com> wrote:
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> > > > I suspect that the type of everyday scripting and automation suggested
> > > > by the book is the kind that must be driven by a person, not the kind
> > > > that replaces one.
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> > > I have the book and I would describe it as entry level. If you automated
> > > tasks in the fashion you suggested, you are way past learning anything
> > > from the book.
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> Though not directly to the topic of the book mentioned, I just wanted
> to say that there's another Ruby book, for the area of enterprise
> integration, that's pretty good, in an analogous way to the scripting
> one mentioned - though it discusses things at a level targetted at
> more experienced programmers. I think its a pretty valuable resource
> for anyone doing integration work.
>
> I blogged a short review of it here:
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> http://jugad.livejournal.com/2007/04/15/
>
> Enjoy,
>
> Vasudev Ram
> Dancing Bison Enterpriseshttp://www.dancingbison.com
> "Eventually hardware fails. Eventually software works."

P.S. Forgot to mention a disclaimer: I'm not affiliated with The
Pragmatic Bookshelf or the author of the Enterprise Integration in
Ruby book in anyway. I just think its quite a good  book.

Vasudev