On Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 1:07 PM, Chad Perrin <code / apotheon.net> wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 10:33:44PM +0900, patrick lynch wrote:
> > ...looks interesting...i'm just finishing up on a long Haskell
> > journey...so, i'll probably buy this book...but the 30% discount is not a
> > large incentive, since Amazon is selling it for $26.37 - so, i'll buy it
> > there...
>
> I thought it might be worth it to get from No Starch Press with the 30%
> discount anyway, because the price with the discount code is only about a
> buck and a half more than the Amazon price and it comes with ebook
> formats for no additional charge that way (whereas Amazon doesn't appear
> to offer an ebook format for it at all, including Kindle -- and if it
> did, it would probably be at least $20 for that one format).
>
> I was thinking of getting it from No Starch Press because of the free
> ebook formats, but when I saw Steve Klabnik's email commenting on the
> abnormal code style in the book I decided I should really read a sample
> chapter or two (in addition to the sample Chapter 10 being offered here,
> the No Starch Press site also offers Chapter 11).
>
> That adventure led to a combined review of two books, *The Book of Ruby*
> and *Eloquent Ruby*.  If you're interested:
>
>    http://blogstrapping.com/?page=2011.194.11.46.40
>
> The TL;DR summary goes something like this:
>
>    I'd recommend *Eloquent Ruby* over *The Book of Ruby*, not only
>    because I think it is better, but also because it very well might
>    make *The Book of Ruby* largely redundant.
>
> --
> Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ]
>


Enjoyed the review. Your summary of Eloquent Ruby reflected my experience
pretty accurately.