Build Awesome Command-Line Applications in Ruby
Control your Computer, Simplify your Life
My Book is in Beta! Whoohoo! It's all about writing amazing command-line apps in Ruby. This isn't about hacking together UNIX commands, or bash scripting…this is about making apps that are easy to learn, easy to use, easy to write, and that will delight their users. Seriously, stop making crappy command-line scripts, read my book, and start kicking ass.
It's been a long time coming. Please stop now, and go check it out. I started this almost a year ago during PragProWriMo, where I wrote (almost) every single day in November of 2010. When I saw that Travis Swicegood (one of the few who made it all the way through) had gotten his manuscript accepted, I cleaned up a chapter and submitted and the Prags accepted!
I've spent my time since then writing, re-writing, re-organizing, and working hard to get this thing done. It's in beta, meaning that you can buy the e-book and read the work in progress. It's almost complete, just a few chapters to go, and by reading it in beta, you can give me valuable feedback to make the book even better.
Check it out now!