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* Welcome Jeremy McAnally and Assaf Arkin

Jeanne Boyarsky
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Joined: May 26, 2003
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This week, we're delighted to have Jeremy McAnally and Assaf Arkin helping to answer questions about the new book Ruby in Practice. See the table of contents and a sample chapter online.

The promotion starts Tuesday, February 24th 2009 and will end on Friday, February 27th 2009.

We'll be selecting four random posters in this forum to win a free copy of the book provided by the publisher, Manning.

Please see the Book Promotion page to ensure your best chances at winning!

Posts in this welcome thread are not eligible for the drawing.

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Tina Ma
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I started learning Ruby 2 years back, and there were only online tutorials to guide me. But having a good knowledge about OO concepts made it so easy. So, thank you for the book. Manning books have been very helpful so far.

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Henry Wong

Joined: Sep 28, 2004
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Welcome Jeremy and Assaf ! And thanks for your support during this promotion.


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tushar panda
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Joined: Feb 16, 2009
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I am new (2 day old) to ruby , object oriented concept here too - good , java users can make most out of it as it uses JVM , looking forward for more .

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Mourouganandame Arunachalam
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Joined: Oct 29, 2008
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Welcome Jeremy & Assaf !!!

Eagerly waiting for your answers to learn more about Ruby


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Venkatesh Kulkarni

Joined: Sep 20, 2005
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Manning books are very easy to understand and contains good number of code snippets which helps in understanding the subject better.
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