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Henry Wong

Joined: Sep 28, 2004
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This week, we're delighted to have David A Black helping to answer questions about the new book The Well-Grounded Rubyist.

The promotion starts Tuesday, August 18th 2009 and will end on Friday, August 21st 2009.

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

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

Posts in this welcome thread are not eligible for the drawing.
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Joined: May 26, 2003
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Welcome David!

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Bear Bibeault
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Joined: Jan 10, 2002
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Welcome, David!

I've heard great things about the book -- hope you have a fun week with us.


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Balaji Loganathan
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Joined: Jul 13, 2001
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David Black

Joined: Aug 16, 2009
Posts: 13
Hi everyone, and thanks for the welcome!

I'm very happy to be involved in this event, and I'll do my best to answer your questions and comments. I'm going to be traveling and consulting the rest of this week, so my reply sessions will probably be bunched early and/or late in the day -- but I'll definitely be here!


Ruby training coming up in September! David A. Black and Erik Kastner team up for fast-paced, four-day Ruby intro, in New Jersey, September 14-17. See or contact David.
Parag Kantharia

Joined: Aug 18, 2009
Posts: 1
Welcome David.

I have heard great reviews about this book and have troubled you enough times on Twitter ( as " SoftMind " ) asking for more information.

Your support was always there with a smile. Thanks for that. I am looking forward for this great book in India as I see Indians would benefit a lot with this great book of yours.

Best wishes for writing such books in future as well.

Parag P Kantharia
Ken Januski
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Joined: Aug 08, 2002
Posts: 130
I haven't been here in a year or probably more. But when I saw David was the guest I wanted to stop by. I've just finished my second reading of The Well-Grounded Rubyist and thoroughly enjoyed it. For me it's the best book I've read on Ruby, though it may also be that this is partially due to the fact that I've also read Ruby for Rails, Programming Ruby and The Ruby Programming Language and this book just clarifies all that I've picked up from them.

I don't think that's the case though and even if it was that would make it very valuable. More likely this is just one very fine book, especially for people somewhat knew to Ruby.

Hope you enjoy your visit David.
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