Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Holiday Blogging Contest

It’s been a while since I’ve run a blogging contest here but, just in time for the holidays, I’ve teamed up with Apress to run another one.

Earlier this month, they released Practical Rails Projects, and in December, they’ll be publishing Practical Ruby Projects. The idea of ‘practical projects’ sounded like a great topic for blogging, and the folks over at Apress agreed.

So here’s the deal, you write a blog post about a project you’re working on. Load it up with cool how-to information. Make it accessible and exciting to someone new to Ruby, Rails, or the specific domain you’re working in. Then, post a link to it in the comments below. After Christmas, the crack On Ruby judges will pore over the entries and pick two winners (one Ruby and one Rails). Each winner will receive three Apress books of their choice (electronic or paper copies).

Enter as often as you like, this is a great chance to build up your library while you’re helping build an online library of great Ruby documentation.

5 comments:

Carlism said...

This is simple, short, but I think very practical.

http://carlismblog.blogspot.com/2007/11/using-ruby-to-get-at-your-mac-unix-mail.html

Enjoy!

mflint said...

A quick-and-dirty rails controller for running database migrations remotely. Handy when your webhost doesn't provide ssh access!

http://insignificant.org/?p=3

Tamer Salama said...

My how-to is simple, but, it might help winning the book :)

How to generate a site-map in Rails

Marcos Ricardo said...

This project is a practical one, and may be useful to others in the future.

http://marcricblog.blogspot.com/2007/12/my-personal-ruby-project.html

Sean Mountcastle said...

I've written a Ruby tutorial on protecting your Ruby source code when delivering your applications to end users. It's entitled Protecting Your Ruby Source Code for End User Applications.

Sean