Two weeks ago I posted a short information concerning picking a topic for my Ruby-related e-book. I also included a link to a short, one-question survey and promised (in one of the comments) to post the results. So here they are!
For those of you who didn't read the previous post: these were my Ruby-related e-book proposals. I received 75 answers in total, the vast majority of them within first few days. And one of the topics has taken the lead since the very beginning and didn't lose it even for a while. The winner is... "Using EventMachine to build a real-time website based on WebSockets".
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I don't know how about you, but for me it wasn't any surprise at all. In fact, it was the first topic I've chosen before. Other propositions performed poorly and none of them has gained a significant advantage over the others. I also received a few "handwritten", that is, custom answers. The one which I like the most is "Work on something you truly enjoy and then blog about it". Very inspiring, especially that my first choice was the same one that won the competition.
Right now I'm thinking of areas that should be covered in my e-book. For now, I think I should discuss basic Eventmachine and WebSockets issues first instead of proceeding directly to building the application. If you think it would be better not to include any kind of introduction and focus on example app only, please let me know. Any other kind of suggestions will also be appreciated.
Approaching the end of this summary, I want to say "thank you" to everyone who took part in my survey; I also hope that I can count on you in the coming time. Follow me on Twitter to keep abreast of my e-book's development.