All books have a low point during writing, and this book had a lower one than most. Specifically, this book was born out of three almost simultaneous failures at the end of 2008:
- The failure of the Ruboss Framework as a commercial product
- The failure of Enterprise Flexible Rails as a book
- The failure of the format of Hello! Flex 3
In the immortal words of hip-hop superstar Friedrich Nietzsche, “That which does not kill us makes us stronger,” and this perfect storm of failure that ended 2008 for me definitely made me stronger—and made Hello! Flex 4 a much better book.
1 What, you thought I was quoting German philosopher Kanye West?
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Shortly after Flexible Rails ...