Here are some suggested topics:

Test-Driven Development with Ruby and Test:Unit.
Implementing Design Patterns with Ruby
(Truly) Object-Oriented System Scripting
Ruby > PHP (with eRuby and mod_ruby)

They're irresistible to me, but I can't speak for magazine publishers.


On Monday, December 9, 2002, at 11:30 AM, Stefan Schmiedl wrote:

> On Mon, 9 Dec 2002 22:54:06 +0900,
> christopher.j.meisenzahl / citicorp.com
> <christopher.j.meisenzahl / citicorp.com> wrote:
>>
>> Just some brief thoughts?
>>
>> I've seen the article in DDJ by the Pickaxe book authors, and read a 
>> few other
>> electronic reviews. But have their been any other decent Ruby 
>> articles in
>> mainstream computing/programming journals or magazines?
>>
>
> Well, we managed to "wedge in" Ruby (as language of choice for code
> snippets) in some of our articles published in several German 
> magazines,
> and there was, of course, the publication of our Ruby article in c't
> some weeks ago, which had a quite visible impact on our book sales :-)
>
> NB: Thanks to all buyers out there!
>
>> I would think getting a Ruby expert to get an article or column 
>> printed in some
>> of these magazines (DDJ, ACM, IEEE, Linux magazines, etc.) would 
>> really help
>> get Ruby more momentum in the marketplace.
>
> You are completely right. Judging from measurable success (hits on the
> website, sale volume) only article in "famous" magazines have a real
> impact on publicity.
>
> Q: Who has an *irresistible* topic for an article which one of
> the magazines mentionned by Christopher just could not reject?
>
> --
> Stefan Schmiedl
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