Last month I tweeted that I’d have the promised Rails 4.0-based version of Everyday Rails Testing with RSpec out and ready for you to read within a week or so of the Rails 4 release. Obviously, I’ve missed that target. I apologize, and I’d also like to explain what’s taking so long.
First, let me get some excuses out of the way. Last month I left my job of eight years (with a history twice that long) to take a position with O’Reilly Media. As you might imagine, trying to get things wrapped up neatly after such a long tenure was not easy. It involved a lot of late hours and time taken from writing and editing. Getting ready for a new job and different ways of doing things I’ve been doing the same way for years has also reduced the time and energy I have to work on the book.
Again, I’m sorry about the bad timing, but a good opportunity arose, and I had to take it.
Let’s talk about better news (for you) now:
Next, a couple of other notes upon which I’d appreciate your feedback:
Finally, and I should have mentioned this earlier in this message: Thank you to everyone who’s purchased the book, sent a nice email or tweet, said hello at a conference, or offered suggestions on the Rails 3.2 version. As of a couple of days ago more than 2,300 copies of Everyday Rails Testing with RSpec have been sold–or, in simpler terms, about 2,300 more copies than I thought would sell when I first started publishing it on Leanpub. You’ve helped me make new friends, get a great new job, and put a few extra bucks in my pocket.
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