[Catalyst] O'Reilly Radar

John Lifsey - Contractor - john.lifsey at nrl.navy.mil
Thu Dec 8 19:56:53 CET 2005

Sheep with checkbooks. Its unfortunate O'reilly doesn't see Catalyst's 
potential, but I see no reason why a book couldn't be written. I'd buy 
it even if it didn't have a random animal on the front.

Christopher H. Laco wrote:
> Sebastian Riedel wrote:
>> 08.12.2005 18:28 Ovid:
>>> Hi all,
>>> My apologies if this has already been posted.  I didn't see a link to
>>> it.
>>> http://radar.oreilly.com/archives/2005/12/ruby_book_sales_surpass_python.html
>>> Or:  http://tinyurl.com/ae37b
>>> For anyone who's interested in a bit of advocacy, there's an
>>> interesting O'Reilly Radar entry about Ruby book sales finally
>>> surpassing Python book sales -- mostly only the strength of Rails.  As
>>> for the bit which might interest Catalyst developers:
>>>   Ruby on Rails is indeed, as Jonathan suggests, the driver
>>>   of the interest in Ruby, which, after all, has been around
>>>   for years without generating the kind of surge it's seen
>>>   in the past six months. But as you can see, we're on the
>>>   fence about whether or not Python has an answer to RoR (and
>>>   we're not even asking the question about Perl!)
>>> Make of that what you will.
>> It's really no surprise, we asked O'Reilly if they would like to publish
>> a Catalyst book a few weeks ago, they said no and indicated that they
>> only want to support one framework at all...
> Whah? I think O'Reilly has, or is slipping off the deep end over the
> last year. I'm not sure if it's a too-big-for-our-britches syndrome, or
> just a loss of touch with the community; the flip flop from publishing
> quality books towards publishing what buzzwords the sheep hear and look for.
> -=Chris
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