From Java to Ruby
Things Every Manager Should Know
Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
Released: June 2006
Pages: 160

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.

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Very good overview of a Java to Ruby migration strategy

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Bruce Tate is a well known figure in the Java community. With this book, he enters into the realm of Ruby and provides an excellent roadmap to slowly incorporating Ruby into your company. He gives several migration strategies, sound facts supporting his statements of why Java has reached its plateau for success and why Ruby (sparked by the overwhelming success of Ruby on Rails) is at the turning point of wide spread (and eventual enterprise) adoption. This is definitely a good read, providing material geared for not only technical people but also content "your manager" will understand.

 
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This is an outstanding book, I have purchased extra copies for some friends. Although Java will always have a place in the computing world and I personally like it, it has proven to be overly complex for many applications and difficult for new programmers to get up to speed. Having written and taught Java extensively, Bruce Tate's Java credentials are impeccable. His writing is clear, concise, well organized and very conversational. The book is brief and to the point, only 160 pages. Interviews with other experts are particularly instructive. Although his primary target audience is managers, the book is highly informative for techies like myself. My personal initial reviews of the Ruby on Rails technology indicate that the hype is justified. This book is highly recommended for anyone and everyone who wants to keep up to date with significant new directions in the data processing universe.

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