Hi, i am not familiar about Ruby and Rails, except that i have seen some topics talking about Ruby. So my Question is: "Could this Book be a chance for some newbe like me to learn about Ruby and Rails from scrach? If so i will be Happy to read it if i am Lucky enough to win a copy:-)
the editorial review on amazon says that the book is for "Ruby and Rails developers seeking to create compelling business intelligence and reporting solutions using a wide variety of applications and services", so I believe that the answer to your question is no. We should of course wait for David to answer. [ February 06, 2008: Message edited by: Alaa Nassef ]
Actually, Practical Reporting with Ruby and Rails is an intermediate level book: it assumes some knowledge of both Ruby and Ruby on Rails. The parts of Rails particularly relevant to reporting - aggregate functions, for example - are covered, but the basics of setting up Ruby and Rails - or, for that matter, MySQL - is not.
However, I can recommend Beginning Ruby - another Apress title - for anyone wishing to learn Ruby on Rails.