Japanese Ruby books


(Jack Herrington) #1

I’ve bought all of the English language Ruby books in print at the moment.
Now I’m looking for something in Japanese. I can’t read Japanese, it’s
mainly just for collection value to me.

Two questions:

  1. What is a good Japanese book on Ruby?

  2. I have relatives living in Japan, where could I tell them to go to find
    the book in or around Tokyo?

Thanks!


(Michael Sullivan) #2

I happen to have seen a book on Ruby/GTK I would have been interested in
if it were in English the other day in a bookshop near Roppongi Crossing.
They seemed to have a fair number of other Ruby books as well. I can
get the exact name and address of the store if you like.

There are also a number of places which carry technical books in
Akihabara, one place I found was 6 floors of technical books - all in
Japanese except for one small corner filled mostly with O’Reilly books.

Off topic, I’ve seen a lot of systems magazines here in Tokyo for Linux
and the like, but they are all in Japanese. Not being able to read
Japanese I feel left out.

Does anyone in the Tokyo area know of any good bookstores for English
language technical books and publications?

Thanks,

Mike

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On Wed, Jun 19, 2002 at 04:30:14PM +0900, Jack Herrington wrote:

I’ve bought all of the English language Ruby books in print at the moment.
Now I’m looking for something in Japanese. I can’t read Japanese, it’s
mainly just for collection value to me.

Two questions:

  1. What is a good Japanese book on Ruby?

  2. I have relatives living in Japan, where could I tell them to go to find
    the book in or around Tokyo?

Thanks!


Michael P. Sullivan
Distributed Computing Systems, LLC Cell: 516-429-2080
E-Mail: mps@discomsys.com http://www.discomsys.com/
* UNIX Systems and Database Consulting, Architecture and Management *
“Failing to plan, is planning to fail… plan for the worst, hope for the best”


(Tobi Reif) #3

Jack Herrington wrote:

I’ve bought all of the English language Ruby books in print at the moment.
Now I’m looking for something in Japanese.

Here’s a nice cover I found a while ago; unfortunately, I don’t know if
the book exists, and if so, where it could be found:
http://www.pinkjuice.com/temp/ruby/ruby-book-b3d.png
(it looks like a 3D pic, not like a photograph, IMHO)

Some googles for other books:


http://images.amazon.com/images/P/4894714531.09.LZZZZZZZ.jpg
http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/ASIN/4756138098/
http://www.unixuser.jp/static/bookrev/0105.html
http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/ASIN/4756138101/
http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/ASIN/4774114685/
http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/ASIN/4756138861/

http://www.rubycgi.org/link/list_book.htm
http://ssl.ohmsha.co.jp/cgi-bin/menu.cgi?ISBN=4-274-06385-2
http://www.ascii.co.jp/books/detail/4-7561/4-7561-3254-5.html

also search http://www.amazon.co.jp/

Tobi

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(Yukihiro Matsumoto) #4

Hi,

  1. What is a good Japanese book on Ruby?

Define “good” :wink: We have at least 20 Ruby books here.

For your collection, I recommend the Japanese pocket reference from
O’Reilly Japan. It’small, cheap (1000 JPY), and royalty goes to me.

  1. I have relatives living in Japan, where could I tell them to go to find
    the book in or around Tokyo?

I saw two shelves filled with Ruby books at the bookstore in Akihabara
Tokyo, today (I guess it’s the same store where Michael visited).
Your relative can get them at any reasonable sized bookstore, I think.

						matz.
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In message “Japanese Ruby books” on 02/06/19, Jack Herrington jack_d_herrington@pobox.com writes:


(Jack Herrington) #5
  1. What is a good Japanese book on Ruby?

Define “good” :wink: We have at least 20 Ruby books here.

Anything written by you. :wink:

For your collection, I recommend the Japanese pocket reference from
O’Reilly Japan. It’small, cheap (1000 JPY), and royalty goes to me.

Great!

Though wouldn’t you have a royalty on “The Ruby Programming Language” as
well?

  1. I have relatives living in Japan, where could I tell them to go to find
    the book in or around Tokyo?

I saw two shelves filled with Ruby books at the bookstore in Akihabara
Tokyo, today (I guess it’s the same store where Michael visited).
Your relative can get them at any reasonable sized bookstore, I think.

Cool. Well, they will be getting up that way, so I will direct them to
Roppongi or Akihabara.

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On 6/19/02 2:19 AM, “Yukihiro Matsumoto” matz@ruby-lang.org wrote:


(Michael Sullivan) #6

An update…

I was just in Odakyu (large department store in Tokyo) at Shinjuku
Station. There is a fairly large selection of computer books on the 4th
floor.

There were a number of Ruby books there, including several “256 Ruby
Windows Programs”, “256 Ruby Delphi Programs”, or something like that.
A number of these “256” books. There was an entire shelf of Ruby books,
unfortunately I don’t read Japanese… :frowning:

If your relatives head to Odakyu at Shinjuku Station and find the
computer books section (in the south or west tower of Odakyu where they
sell appliances, computers and electronics) they can’t go wrong.

A side note - just for giggles I asked to see books on Python, and there
was only a single book on Python in Japanese (none in English) and it
was the O’Rielly book and only one on the shelf.

On another note, I am now the proud owner of a refrigerator and a
washer/drier for my new house/apartment in Tokyo.

Are there any English speaking Ruby people or Unix systems types here in
Tokyo interested in “networking” a bit? I’m new in town and will be
relocating permanently after the 8th of July.

Mike

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On Thu, Jun 20, 2002 at 12:36:21AM +0900, Jack Herrington wrote:

On 6/19/02 2:19 AM, “Yukihiro Matsumoto” matz@ruby-lang.org wrote:

  1. What is a good Japanese book on Ruby?

Define “good” :wink: We have at least 20 Ruby books here.

Anything written by you. :wink:

For your collection, I recommend the Japanese pocket reference from
O’Reilly Japan. It’small, cheap (1000 JPY), and royalty goes to me.

Great!

Though wouldn’t you have a royalty on “The Ruby Programming Language” as
well?

  1. I have relatives living in Japan, where could I tell them to go to find
    the book in or around Tokyo?

I saw two shelves filled with Ruby books at the bookstore in Akihabara
Tokyo, today (I guess it’s the same store where Michael visited).
Your relative can get them at any reasonable sized bookstore, I think.

Cool. Well, they will be getting up that way, so I will direct them to
Roppongi or Akihabara.


Michael P. Sullivan
Distributed Computing Systems, LLC Cell: 516-429-2080
E-Mail: mps@discomsys.com http://www.discomsys.com/
* UNIX Systems and Database Consulting, Architecture and Management *
“Failing to plan, is planning to fail… plan for the worst, hope for the best”


(Yukihiro Matsumoto) #7

Hi,

Though wouldn’t you have a royalty on “The Ruby Programming Language” as
well?

Yes. Books written by me:

“Object-oriented Scripting Language Ruby”
(the direct translation from the original title)
ASCII inc. ISBN 4-7561-3254-5

"Ruby desktop reference"
O’Reilly Japan ISBN 4-87311-023-8

“Ruby Application Programming”
(the direct translation from the original title)
Ohmsha ISBN 4-274-06461-1

I am also titled as a superviser for a few other books.

						matz.
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In message “Re: Japanese Ruby books” on 02/06/20, Jack Herrington jack_d_herrington@pobox.com writes: