Just wondering if there are plans to offer an upgrade price for those of us who have purchased the 2nd edition ?
You’d be amazed how much work goes in to a new edition of a book. I estimate that the second edition actually took me more hours to write than the first. The third edition will be no easier.
We’d love to give the books away! I’m passionate about Ruby, and love folks to know about it. But this is also how I pay my mortgage. Sam Ruby, who’s taking the lions share of the work on the third edition will be spending many hundreds of hours on it, and I feel he deserves to be compensated (even though it probably works out to be way less than he gets for his regular job…)
It’s a tough decision, but we honestly feel our books give value. When we stop feeling that, we’ll probably stop publishing.
Translation in 1 line : there won’t be any discount for those who purchased the 2nd edition :).
Actually, that’s not true. If you purchased the second edition after March 9 (through Pragmatic), you qualify for a coupon.
I just bought the PDF and can’t wait to immerse myself into the book. I think $24 for a beta is awesome. Keep up the great work guys.