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Design Patterns in Ruby by Russ Olsen

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Acknowledgments

I have always thought that whoever said that no man is an island got it pretty much backward. Most islands are the very tops of underwater mountains, the tiny green part that you see supported by a massive and invisible structure just below the waves. So, if the point is that no one does anything unaided, and that credit for everything we do should be spread among our friends and families and colleagues, then we are all islands, propped up by folks who help but who are not seen. Certainly this book would have never gotten started or completed without the help of a mountain of very generous people.

I would like to particularly thank my good friend Bob Kiel, who probably told me no less than 17,827 times that I should write a book. ...

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