[ADV] Mr. Neighborly's Humble Little Ruby Book is now available.

Hello everyone,
Sorry for popping in like this with a commercial, but I've been busy
trying to finish this project up.

I just finished up my Ruby book, which is the first of two volumes
that will eventually grow into my Ruby/Rails book. It's a short (144
pages in all), learning Ruby book that walks you through the steps to
learn Ruby from the basics to using XML-RPC and more.

It's available in print for $10 (I know, I know...I said $9
originally...but printing is expensive!) and eBook for $5.

You can check it out at http://www.humblelittlerubybook.com/ .


Jeremy, how come I haven't received my update notice ?


Because I hadn't sent it yet. :wink:

Sorry about that; I've been exhausted and busy with a lot of stuff the
past few days. I got those notices sent and I'm working on getting
something up on http://www.rubyonrailsbook.com/ about the new book.


[I'm cross-posting this on the Rails and Ruby lists]

Hey everyone,
Sorry for the extra traffic, but If you downloaded the eBook of my
book, please go and do so again. I would've sent a direct e-mail, but
the distribution site doesn't give me access to any sort of contact

Apparently, when I uploaded it, it messed up the PDF somehow. If you
viewed it in Adobe, it was fine. Using evince, Foxit, or anything
else crashed or just showed a whole lot of blank pages. I'm not sure
what happened, but it should be fixed now. I should have used FTP
from the start rather than their little interface, but what's done is
done and its fixed. :slight_smile:


Still no luck, I downloaded a new version at 3:00 CST. When I try to
open the document with Preview on OS X I get the book cover and pages
7,8,9,10,11 (which are all blank).

I opened the pdf with Acrobat Reader 7 and it says that the file is
damaged but is being repaired. It would sure be nice to open it up
with Preview since its a much better pdf reader in my opinion.



Argh, that's frustrating. I'm not sure what they do to it on
there...I might upload it without covers tonight and try that. That
seems to be the problem I think.

Thanks for letting me know. :slight_smile:



Are you talking about the rubyonrailsbook site ?
I can't remember my password for the life of me, be nice to have a
password reminder.


No; I'm using a different site for distribution. Please visit the
actual book's website at http://www.humblelittlerubybook.com/ to see
what I'm talking about.

I'm trying to find out about these "gift certificates" i could give
out when I signed up with them, but as of yet they seem to be mystical


Oh so I need to wait to download it then , since I already purchased
it off the old site ?


Yeah; sorry for not clarifying. :slight_smile: I'm trying to find out how to do
something they told me I could when I signed up with them...if not,
I'll put this eBook up on the other site and let you get it there.

I'll figure it out in the next few days and send out an e-mail.