We absolutely agree. The title is just meant to draw in folks who consider themselves "Java programmers". In the book, we explicitly compare the Rails stack to the major players in the Java world: ActiveRecord to Hibernate, ActionController and ActionPack to Struts, etc.
Joined: Jul 12, 2002
I guess you also mention Rails concepts like "Convention over configuration" and the DRY principle?
Joined: Jan 30, 2007
Yes, and we're quite careful to distinguish between:
things that are specific to Rails
things that are specific to Ruby
things that are just good ideas and are made easier in Ruby/Rails
things that are good ideas and are hard to do in Ruby/Rails