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RWN.is_a? Blog #

by why in cult

Ruby is so blisteringly alive right now. A year ago all our websites were dormant. In fact, I was exchanging e-mail with a publisher last March and they were sort of egging me on to write books about stuff other than Ruby. And, seriously, the rationale was: are you sure Ruby is going to be around when your book is done?? I heard no confidence in sales of a Ruby book.

Some life-giving spring is flowing down to our riverbeds and lilypads, folks. Everything is lush and warm and awake. And it all is just happening in a bewildering spontaneous animation.

Stuff like: Tim Sutherland started up the Ruby Weekly News outta nowhere. (How many months back was that Tim??) And now he’s syndicating the RWN in the form of an official blog. Slurp up the Atom or RSS and watch the full newsletter roll onto your porch each week. And, furthermore, well done to Paul van Tilburg, who graciously donated the site to Tim! The goodwill is relentless in these parts!

said on 16 Mar 2005 at 13:44

oh, looking at this it seem that there are quite a lot of space for ruby books ;)

said on 16 Mar 2005 at 14:37

”How many months back was that Tim??” That would be 5 :-)

The first edition I did was 18 October 2004.

And thanks to _why, for Hobix, which RWN now uses. I’ve been meaning to do a “proper” RWN site for a while, but I never actually got around to it until Paul sent me a tarball of a hobix blog directory.

RedHanded is great – when I first read it, I thought “yeah, this is great but he’s never going to keep writing entries at this rate”. But wow, you just keep on going.

said on 17 Mar 2005 at 19:26

It’s all about rails, baby. Or it is if I can extrapolate my sample (1) to the whole of Rubydom.

It’s a freakin’ gateway drug. You start there because it’s a fast way to get a web page up, and next thing you know you’re cooking up schemes to rewrite vim to use as its internal script and all the goodies in Eclipse start to feel like an enormous band-aid covering up the screaming bureaucratic pain that is Java development. I can’t sleep, I can’t eat, all I can think about is my next fix, stealing time while no one’s looking to hack ruby at work.

Once you go blocks, you never go, um…

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