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* Welcome Peter Cooper

 
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This week, we're delighted to have Peter Cooper helping to answer questions about the new book Beginning Ruby.

The promotion starts Tuesday, September 8th 2009 and will end on Friday, September 11th 2009.

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

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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Welcome, Peter!
 
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Welcome Peter Cooper for the Book Promo

Hope you have a nice time here.
 
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Hey man, Welcome!

The next language I pretend to learn is Ruby. Hope I win the book.

Bye
 
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Welcome, Peter !! Nice to see you
 
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Welcome, Peter Cooper!

How do you see "Beginning Ruby" from a Java EE developer perspective?
in other words, how much would it take from a JEE developer to Begin Ruby.
 
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Sorry I'm a little late but hello - thanks for the welcome!

How do you see "Beginning Ruby" from a Java EE developer perspective?
in other words, how much would it take from a JEE developer to Begin Ruby.


I should note I'm not a Java developer, though I am vaguely familiar with it. In my experience, you should find it very easy to learn Ruby as Ruby takes away a lot of the formalities you're used to with Java. It's a lot quicker to define things and just get going. This can come at the expense of project organization further down the line, of course, but in terms of getting started with the language, you should find it particularly easy. You're already used to object orientation and a lot of the syntax is very similar.
 
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Thank you Peter!

I am looking forward to read your book.
 
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Hi Peter,
I'm a newbie in Ruby, but I've got a strategic question. Do we really need another programming language, maybe it would be better to improve Java ?
You wrote in the previous response that some things can be done faster in Ruby, but I don't see benefits. There are many other programming languages that can do some things easier than Java. I would like to learn what distinguish Ruby from them ?

Best regards,
foxrafi
 
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Hi Peter,

I'm a java developer, and have had a class on ROR but would love to learn more just about Ruby and what it provides. I'd love to have a copy of your book to expand my Ruby knowledge.

thanks!

Ginger
 
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Ginger LaBelle-Brown wrote:Hi Peter,

I'm a java developer, and have had a class on ROR but would love to learn more just about Ruby and what it provides. I'd love to have a copy of your book to expand my Ruby knowledge.

thanks!

Ginger


Welcome Ginger Labelle to JavaRanch Hope you read the Book Promotion rules
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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