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Way to go!

On Feb 8, 2008 4:22 PM, Brian Marick <marick / visibleworkings.com> wrote:

> I'm writing a book on RubyCocoa for the Pragmatic Bookshelf, publisher
> of many fine titles. <http://www.pragprog.com/titles>  RubyCocoa lets
> you build Mac applications in Ruby.
>
> I'm ready for people to take a look at a chapter, especially people
> who've never used RubyCocoa. The only prerequisite is that you have to
> be running Leopard.
>
> This chapter will actually appear second in the book. The preceding
> introduction, covering prerequisites, the general plan of the book,
> its goals, what "Cocoa" is, etc. -- that will probably be written last.
>
> But to orient yourselves:
>
> - I assume you know Ruby, but nothing about Objective-C, Cocoa, or
> building apps on the Mac.
>
> - Rather than build the exposition from the outside-in, teaching you
> first how to draw user interfaces, I'm working from Ruby up. I start
> with Ruby, then begin adding Cocoa ideas and tools onto it.
>
> - Especially in the beginning of the book, I want people to start
> changing code and seeing what happens. Might as well take advantage of
> Ruby's fast edit-run loop.
>
> The chapter and associated code are distributed as a disk image:
> http://www.exampler.com/tmp/drafts/draft-of-2008-02-08.dmg
>
> What am I looking for? Don't bother with typos, misspellings, grammar,
> awkwardly-placed figures, and the like: those will all get changed
> later. I'm interested in two things:
>
> 1. Did the approach work for you? Did this chapter flow in a pleasing
> and sensible way? Is there information inexplicably missing?
>
> 2. Where did you get confused or stuck, in either the text or the "try
> this yourself" sections? Why? What would have helped?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Further announcements will go only to the mailing list:
> http://groups.google.com/group/rubycocoa-book
>
>
> -----
> Brian Marick, independent consultant
> Mostly on agile methods with a testing slant
> www.exampler.com, www.exampler.com/blog, www.twitter.com/marick
>
>
>

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