Rails in a Nutshell Manuscript Open For Collaboration

By Keith Fahlgren
October 19, 2009 | Comments: 4

Following hot on the launch of the Building iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript manuscript three weeks ago, I'm pleased that Rails in a Nutshell, from Cody Fauser, James MacAulay, Edward Ocampo-Gooding and John Guenin is now live and ready for your comments. Any book that starts with a section in the preface called "What makes you happy?" is worth your attention.

Opening these manuscripts to the community has always been about creating engagement between the authors and readers, so I'm delighted to report that in the last 21 days Building iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript has already received 402 comments, with 284 from the readers and
118 (!) from the author, Jonathan Stark. 41 users have left comments so far and Mike Boulet, Garrett Murray, Andrew, and William Doane are in the lead to date. To get a sense of what this process is really supposed to look like, pull up Chapter 3 and click "Show all comments" up at the top.


I found this idea interesting but I need more time to digest it. Anyway thanks for sharing. I appreciate the webmaster's efforts.

I think the i-phone apps will keep coming as demand for the I-phone 4 is very large. It is starting this month I believe in June or July. Economic depression is not included for i-phone, Rails improvements will certainly help too.

Looking a year later, and the unfortunate passing of Steve Jobs, I really think Apple is in big trouble. As for the apps, I question how popular they will be in the next coming years. Sure they are popular now, but I think it's just a fad.


It has been an interesting ride with Apple and all the iphone apps that have come about. The future is still uncertain, and with the passing of Steve Jobs, Apple has a rough road ahead. I hope that the iphone/ipad/ etc.. stay strong in their culture and the popularity of the apps keep coming.




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