Soliciting reviewers and advice-givers

I’ve begun work in earnest on Ruby Scripting for Leopard. I’d like to assemble an audience who can review drafts and tell me what people like them need. I’ve set up a mailing list.

The one sentence description of the book is “How to do anything AppleScript can, but in Ruby.” That is, the main focus will be using Ruby to control other apps like Mail or Safari. It’ll also show you how to write code that makes use of Mac framework features (like sending Growl notifications and putting controllers for your scripts in the status bar). It won’t be your definitive guide to RubyCocoa, though. Most likely I won’t talk about Xcode or Interface Builder at all.

The book will assume no experience scripting Macs (or anything else). I’d like some helpers who fit that category, but also people with lots of experience.

Readers should know Ruby, but I haven’t decided how much. Certainly you needn’t be an expert. Anyone who knows Ruby to the level of my earlier Everyday Scripting with Ruby is definitely in the audience.


3 Responses to “Soliciting reviewers and advice-givers”

  1. Ron Green Says:

    I’d love to help. I am a beginner with Ruby but making continuous progress.

  2. Steven Vetzal Says:

    I’ve been enjoying Ruby for a couple years now, and I’d love to get more into automating things in Leopard with it. I’d be happy to help…

  3. Philip Woeber Says:

    I will use rb-appscript if it kills me.

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