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The Ruby Object Model and Metaprogramming screencasts vs Metaprogramming Ruby book

Wojciech Ganczarski
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Joined: Nov 21, 2007
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Hi Paolo,

Could you please compare the contents of your book to the awasome screencasts by Dave Thomas: "The Ruby Object Model and Metaprogramming"?
http://www.pragprog.com/screencasts/v-dtrubyom/the-ruby-object-model-and-metaprogramming

Was your book inspired by this screencast?
Paolo Perrotta
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Joined: Mar 27, 2010
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Hello, Wojciech. My book and Dave's screencasts revolve around the same core topics. The book being a book, it's much more in-depth, and it contains code examples and discussions that would be too large to fit a screencast. Screencasts are probably easier to consume piecemeal during breaks, at least for me.

I made a point of not watching the screencast (apart from the first episode) until I'd sent the book to the printer. I didn't want to have the same material in two different forms.

I'd say, pick whatever suits you best, book or screencasts, and then move on to the "other thing" if you like the topic.

Paolo Perrotta, Europe
Author of Metaprogramming Ruby
http://www.pragprog.com/titles/ppmetr/metaprogramming-ruby
Wojciech Ganczarski
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Joined: Nov 21, 2007
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Paolo Perrotta wrote:
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I'd say, pick whatever suits you best, book or screencasts, and then move on to the "other thing" if you like the topic.


I like the topic and already watched the screencasts (they are quite long, 7 parts, more than half an hour each), so I'll read your book with pleasure. Thanks.
David Newton
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I think they're complementary.
 
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