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
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…
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.
On Thu, Jun 20, 2002 at 12:36:21AM +0900, Jack Herrington wrote:
On 6/19/02 2:19 AM, “Yukihiro Matsumoto” firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
- What is a good Japanese book on Ruby?
Define “good” We have at least 20 Ruby books here.
Anything written by you.
For your collection, I recommend the Japanese pocket reference from
O’Reilly Japan. It’small, cheap (1000 JPY), and royalty goes to me.
Though wouldn’t you have a royalty on “The Ruby Programming Language” as
- 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
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