Currently online O’Reilly is selling the rough cuts version (basically the beta version) of the Ruby Cookbook. It’s a pleasure to see that many good books about Ruby are being published.
This book authored by Leonard Richardson and Lucas Carlson is particularly special to me. In fact, I have contributed to the book with three recipes and related full-length explanations. My recipes are about using RMagick to achieve common image manipulation tasks, as I love photography and I like RMagick a lot!
The recipes are Thumbnailing Images, Adding Text to an Image and Converting Among Image Formats. While these tasks are quite easy to achieve thanks to Tim Hunter’s library, I tried to go the extra mile and provide a good sort of introduction to the library, within the limits of the problem/solution framework of these kind of books.
It’s my first contribution to an O’Reilly book and I’m humbly proud of it. I look at it as a stepping stone until the day when I’ll publish my own book about Ruby 🙂
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Antonio Cangiano is a Software Developer and AI Evangelist at IBM. He authored Ruby on Rails for Microsoft Developers (Wrox, 2009) and Technical Blogging ( The Pragmatic Bookshelf, 2012, 2019). He is also the Marketing Lead for Cognitive Class, an educational initiative which he helped grow from zero to over 1 Million students. You can follow him on Twitter.