From Java to Ruby: Things Every Manager Should Know (The Facets of Ruby Series)

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Overview

As a development team, you want to be productive. You want to write flexible, maintainable web applications. You want to use Ruby and Rails. But can you justify the move away from established platforms such as J2EE? Bruce Tate's From Java to Ruby has the answers, and it expresses them in a language that'll help persuade managers and executives who've seen it all. See when and where the switch makes sense, and see how to make it.

If you're trying to adopt Ruby in your organization and need some help, this is the book for you.

Based on a decision tree (a concept familiar to managers and executives,) Java to Ruby stays above the low-level technical debate to examine the real benefits and risks to adoption.

Java to Ruby is packed with interviews of Ruby customers and developers, so you can see what types of projects are likely to succeed, and which ones are likely to fail. Ruby and Rails may be the answer, but first you need to be sure you're asking the right question. By addressing risk and fitness of purpose, Java to Ruby makes sure you're asking the right questions first.

Because technology adoption is only the beginning, Java to Ruby walks you through the whole lifecycle of prototype, ramp up, and production and deployment.

Based on a decision tree, this guide stays above the low-level technical debate to examine the real benefits and risks to adoption of Ruby. Packed with interviews of Ruby customers and developers, it addresses risk and fitness of purpose, and walks readers through the whole lifecycle of prototype, ramp up, and production and deployment.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780976694090
  • Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
  • Publication date: 6/28/2006
  • Series: Pragmatic Programmers Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Bruce Tate is a father, kayaker, author and independent consultant in Austin, Tx. The international speaker worked for 13 years at IBM, in roles ranging from a database systems programmer to Java consultant. He left IBM to work for several startups in roles ranging from director to CTO. He now has his own consulting practice, with emphasis on lightweight development in Ruby and Java, and persistence strategies. He is the author of seven books, including the best selling Bitter series, the Jolt-winning Better, Faster, Lighter Java, and the Spring Developer's Notebook.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Pain 15
3 Establishing your reward 35
4 Pilot 61
5 On an island 79
6 Bridges 95
7 Ramping up 123
8 Risk 139
9 Bibliography 151
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