RichardOnRails wrote:
> On May 12, 7:42 am, "David A. Black"<dbl... / rubypal.com>  wrote:
>> Hello all --
>>
>> I'm delighted to announce that my new book "The Well-Grounded Rubyist"
>> is now available in paperback (and still in PDF, of course). It's
>> published by Manning, and it's in stock at the publisher[1] and Amazon[2].
>>
>> TWGR is a reworking, "repurposing" of my 2006 book "Ruby for Rails".
>> It's not "for Rails" this time; it's Ruby, specifically Ruby 1.9. It's
>> got lots of new topics, and expansion and updating of everything.
>>
>> Enjoy! And let me know how you like it.
>>
>> David
>>
>> P.S. The cover was redesigned along the way which is why the covers at
>> Manning and Amazon are different at the moment. Same book though :-)
>>
>> [1]http://manning.com/black2
>> [2]http://tinyurl.com/twgramz
>>
>> --
>> David A. Black / Ruby Power and Light, LLC
>> Ruby/Rails consulting&  training:http://www.rubypal.com
>> Now available: The Well-Grounded Rubyist (http://manning.com/black2)
>> "Ruby 1.9: What You Need To Know" Envycasts with David A. Blackhttp://www.envycasts.com
>
> Hi Dave,
>
> I'm looking forward to getting TWGR from Amazon.  I very much
> appreciated your RfR and your numerous contributions to the Ruby and
> Rails newsgroups.

Thanks! I've been a bit less active on the lists lately... though 
hopefully for reasonable reasons.

> I've only used 1.9 when I wanted to use both forward- and backward-
> lookahead.  Otherwise it seemed unready for prime time.  Do you thing
> the current release is ready for production projects?

Yes, though conceivably not for every project. There are definitely 
still some gem issues, for example. But the forward momentum has picked 
up a lot lately, and my feeling is that though it's been a while in the 
happening, it's all coming together right about now.

Some really worthwhile Ruby 1.9 migration/penetration resources include:

http://www.ruby19orbust.com
http://isitruby19.com/


David

-- 
David A. Black / Ruby Power and Light, LLC
Ruby/Rails consulting & training: http://www.rubypal.com
Now available: The Well-Grounded Rubyist (http://manning.com/black2)
"Ruby 1.9: What You Need To Know" Envycasts with David A. Black
http://www.envycasts.com