March 01, 2009

Posted by John

Tagged magazine and web hooks

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First Time in Print

The first issue of Rails Magazine just came out and I wrote an article for it titled “Playing Hooky a.k.a. Web Hooks.” Below is the opening paragraph of the article to give you an idea of what it entails.

From everything that I have read and experienced, web hooks are awesome! They let developers easily extend and integrate web applications and allow users to receive events and data in real-time. Yep, real-time. No polling here folks. So what are web hooks? Lets start with examples, followed by theory, and then cap it off with code.

Playing Hooky Rails Magazine Screenshot

I really like the idea of Ruby and Rails related magazines. As much time as I spend on my computer, I rather enjoy small doses of other forms of media, such as thumbing through a magazine. I already purchased a few copies (had to get one for mom) and the process was pretty easy. The print version is $8 and I believe the PDF version will be available for download for free in 2 weeks (someone correct me if that is wrong).

One way or another, if you check out my article, comment or twitter me feedback. I took kind of a different topic than usual for me so I’m curious what others think.

Update: The digital version of the magazine can now be downloaded for free.


  1. Awesome! :) I’m definitely gonna have to order a copy of this. Excited to read your article in it also.

  2. Godfrey Godfrey

    Mar 01, 2009

    Just made my order, can’t wait for it to arrive!

  3. Just yesterday I blogged about the rubyist magazine. So happy that today we also have a rails magazine

  4. Cool. Glad to see I’m not the only one intrigued by this.

  5. Interesting. While I came here in search of Ruby & Rails info, I find a whole magazine devoted to it. I wish their website offered a little more info though.

  6. Thanks for info!

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