[MacRuby-devel] MacRuby: The Definitive Guide

Matt Aimonetti mattaimonetti at gmail.com
Thu Nov 3 10:59:57 PDT 2011

Thank you Jean-Denis, I really appreciate it.

- Matt

On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 6:30 AM, Jean-Denis MUYS <jdmuys at kleegroup.com>wrote:

>  On 3 nov. 2011, at 13:28, Matt Aimonetti <mattaimonetti at gmail.com>
>  wrote:
>  Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2011 19:46:42 -0700
> From: Matt Aimonetti <mattaimonetti at gmail.com>
> To: "MacRuby development discussions."
> <macruby-devel at lists.macosforge.org>
> Subject: [MacRuby-devel] MacRuby: The Definitive Guide
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> Hey guys, if you pre ordered the hard copy of my book, it should arrive in
> a few days (just got mine).
> Otherwise you can buy from O'Reilly:
> http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920000723.do or Amazon:
> http://amzn.to/tVx4ng (cheaper)
> Digital versions are available on the iBooks and Kindle marketplaces and
> available in a all included format package on the O'Reilly website.
> I would sincerely appreciate if some of you could leave reviews on Amazon
> or O'Reilly, especially if my writing managed to help you out in the past.
> </infomercial>
> Thanks,
> - Matt
>  I just posted the following review to the Amazon page:
>  If you are:
> - a Ruby developer who would like to learn Cocoa and program for the Mac
> or
> - a Cocoa Mac developer who would like to learn programming with Ruby
> then you could do a lot worse than reading Matt Aimonetti's book. It gets
> exactly what's useful by focusing on programming for Mac, on the Mac, using
> MacRuby. So it doesn't want to teach you Ruby or Cocoa. There are other
> books for that. Instead it focuses on the specific stuff:
> - What's different when programming in Ruby from programming in
> Objective-C
> - How to use Mac tools, e.g. Xcode, to develop in Ruby for the Mac
> - How the MacRuby runtime is using and integrates with the Objective-C
> runtime
> - How to call Ruby code from Objective-C and back
> - How to benefit from the interpreted nature of Ruby within a Cocoa app
> and so on.
> A very interesting look into what the future of Mac programming (and
> hopefully iOS). It helped me get up to speed very quickly with MacRuby (now
> included with OS X Lion) and saved me a *lot* of time, probably weeks. I am
> an inexperienced Ruby programmer, but a seasoned Cocoa programmer. I think
> that it would be equally useful to an experienced Ruby programmer getting
> started with Mac development.
> Highly recommended
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