I've begun work on a book for the Pragmatic Press called (today) _Ruby  
Scripting Leopard_.  I'd like to assemble an audience who can review  
drafts and tell me what people like them need. I've set up a mailing  
list: <http://groups.google.com/group/scripting-your-mac>.

The one sentence description of the book is "How to do anything  
AppleScript can do, but in Ruby." That is, the main focus will be  
using Ruby to control other apps like Mail or Safari. It'll also show  
you how to write code that makes use of Mac framework features (like  
sending Growl notifications and putting controllers for your scripts  
in the status bar). This won't be your definitive guide to RubyCocoa,  
though. It's most likely that I won't talk about Xcode or Interface  
Builder at all.

The book will assume no experience scripting Macs (or anything else).  
I'd like some helpers who fit that category, but also people with lots  
of experience.

Readers should know Ruby, but I haven't decided how much. Certainly  
you needn't be an expert. Anyone who knows Ruby to the level of my  
earlier _Everyday Scripting with Ruby_ is definitely in the audience.

Thanks.

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Brian Marick, independent consultant
Mostly on agile methods with a testing slant
www.exampler.com, www.exampler.com/blog, www.twitter.com/marick