New! ObjectiveView Issue 9

Discussion in 'Ruby' started by zoat, Sep 25, 2006.

  1. zoat

    zoat Guest

    zoat, Sep 25, 2006
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  2. zoat wrote:
    > Issue #9 of ObjectiveView [pdf], a highly respected on-line journal has


    I'm not trying to troll, but calling something 'highly respected' while
    advertising it has exactly the opposite effect of what you intend.

    As for the issue... Yellow and orange? I think my eyes are bleeding.
    The orange quotes with small bold type are hard to read (until you get
    to 200% magnification), and the yellow borders constantly draw my eyes
    away from the text into their staring yellow-ness.

    The mass of advertisements taking up most of the cover page also scream
    'I'm in it for the money!'

    It also seems to be heavily biased towards Extreme Programming. While I
    love the idea of XP and some of its techniques are a lifesaver for me, I
    have a hard time believing that 'the one true way' exists and is
    'extreme.' As with everything else, moderation is the key to success.

    In short: They're scaring off a lot of people before the magazine even
    gets read.

    --
    Posted via http://www.ruby-forum.com/.
     
    William Crawford, Sep 25, 2006
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  3. zoat

    Thomas Adam Guest

    On Mon, 25 Sep 2006 17:00:13 +0900
    "zoat" <> wrote:

    > Issue #9 of ObjectiveView [pdf], a highly respected on-line journal
    > has a sort of Ruby Special: lots of articles devoted to Ruby, and
    > Ruby on Rails.
    > http://www.ratio.co.uk/objectiveview.html
    > http://www.ratio.co.uk/ov9pdf.pdf


    I won't reiterate the comments posted by William Crawford, but what I
    will say is definitely *heed* them. I agree with everything he has
    said.

    As for the issue, it was the first time I had read it, and I quite
    liked it. I have often been interested in extreme/pair programming, so
    it was nice to see some applications of its use.

    As for the Ruby side of things, note that the article by Amy Hoy
    contains on or two deprecated uses within Ruby that ought not to have
    been allowed to propagate through. (c.f. ''foo.type'' should be
    ''foo.class''). Was she writing that article based on Ruby 1.6.X?
    Still, that aside, it ought to give your readership a little bit of an
    idea about Ruby.

    Was that the sort of feedback you were after, if any, I might add?

    -- Thomas Adam
     
    Thomas Adam, Sep 25, 2006
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  4. zoat

    Jan Svitok Guest

    On 9/25/06, Thomas Adam <> wrote:
    > On Mon, 25 Sep 2006 17:00:13 +0900
    > "zoat" <> wrote:
    >
    > > Issue #9 of ObjectiveView [pdf], a highly respected on-line journal
    > > has a sort of Ruby Special: lots of articles devoted to Ruby, and
    > > Ruby on Rails.
    > > http://www.ratio.co.uk/objectiveview.html
    > > http://www.ratio.co.uk/ov9pdf.pdf

    >
    > I won't reiterate the comments posted by William Crawford, but what I
    > will say is definitely *heed* them. I agree with everything he has
    > said.
    >
    > As for the issue, it was the first time I had read it, and I quite
    > liked it. I have often been interested in extreme/pair programming, so
    > it was nice to see some applications of its use.
    >
    > As for the Ruby side of things, note that the article by Amy Hoy
    > contains on or two deprecated uses within Ruby that ought not to have
    > been allowed to propagate through. (c.f. ''foo.type'' should be
    > ''foo.class''). Was she writing that article based on Ruby 1.6.X?
    > Still, that aside, it ought to give your readership a little bit of an
    > idea about Ruby.
    >
    > Was that the sort of feedback you were after, if any, I might add?


    None. It seems to be a bot.
     
    Jan Svitok, Sep 25, 2006
    #4
  5. zoat

    Paul Lynch Guest

    On 25 Sep 2006, at 13:46, Thomas Adam wrote:

    > On Mon, 25 Sep 2006 17:00:13 +0900
    > "zoat" <> wrote:
    >
    >> Issue #9 of ObjectiveView [pdf], a highly respected on-line journal
    >> has a sort of Ruby Special: lots of articles devoted to Ruby, and
    >> Ruby on Rails.

    >
    > Was that the sort of feedback you were after, if any, I might add?


    I am wondering - why are people talking to a spambot? (Check the
    posting history for zoat for confirmation).

    Paul
     
    Paul Lynch, Sep 25, 2006
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  6. On Sep 25, 2006, at 7:46 AM, Thomas Adam wrote:

    > On Mon, 25 Sep 2006 17:00:13 +0900
    > "zoat" <> wrote:
    >
    >> Issue #9 of ObjectiveView [pdf], a highly respected on-line journal
    >> has a sort of Ruby Special: lots of articles devoted to Ruby, and
    >> Ruby on Rails.
    >> http://www.ratio.co.uk/objectiveview.html
    >> http://www.ratio.co.uk/ov9pdf.pdf


    This is very old news. I'm not sure when the issue was released but
    the "Welcome to Issue 9" page has a February 2006 date at the bottom.

    > As for the Ruby side of things, note that the article by Amy Hoy
    > contains on or two deprecated uses within Ruby that ought not to have
    > been allowed to propagate through. (c.f. ''foo.type'' should be
    > ''foo.class''). Was she writing that article based on Ruby 1.6.X?
    > Still, that aside, it ought to give your readership a little bit of an
    > idea about Ruby.


    Yes, I sent Amy a list of suggested improvements when the article was
    originally published. I'm pretty sure she intended to post
    corrections on her blog, but I don't believe she ever got around to it:

    http://www.slash7.com/articles/2006/3/2/a-not-so-objective-view-of-ruby

    James Edward Gray II
     
    James Edward Gray II, Sep 25, 2006
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  7. On Sep 25, 2006, at 8:06 AM, Paul Lynch wrote:

    >
    > On 25 Sep 2006, at 13:46, Thomas Adam wrote:
    >
    >> On Mon, 25 Sep 2006 17:00:13 +0900
    >> "zoat" <> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Issue #9 of ObjectiveView [pdf], a highly respected on-line journal
    >>> has a sort of Ruby Special: lots of articles devoted to Ruby, and
    >>> Ruby on Rails.

    >>
    >> Was that the sort of feedback you were after, if any, I might add?

    >
    > I am wondering - why are people talking to a spambot? (Check the
    > posting history for zoat for confirmation).


    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.ruby/msg/17a068913ce02cef

    James Edward Gray II
     
    James Edward Gray II, Sep 25, 2006
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  8. Paul Lynch wrote:
    >
    > On 25 Sep 2006, at 13:46, Thomas Adam wrote:
    >
    >> On Mon, 25 Sep 2006 17:00:13 +0900
    >> "zoat" <> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Issue #9 of ObjectiveView [pdf], a highly respected on-line journal
    >>> has a sort of Ruby Special: lots of articles devoted to Ruby, and
    >>> Ruby on Rails.

    >>
    >> Was that the sort of feedback you were after, if any, I might add?

    >
    > I am wondering - why are people talking to a spambot? (Check the
    > posting history for zoat for confirmation).
    >
    > Paul
    >
    >
    >

    And *I* am wondering how a spambot got to be a "member" of our "club".
     
    M. Edward (Ed) Borasky, Sep 25, 2006
    #8
  9. Paul Lynch wrote:
    > I am wondering - why are people talking to a spambot? (Check the
    > posting history for zoat for confirmation).
    >
    > Paul


    Because... I... Um...

    Okay, it fooled me. -sigh-

    100.times { puts "I will not talk to spambots." }

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    Posted via http://www.ruby-forum.com/.
     
    William Crawford, Sep 25, 2006
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