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 [1/1] from: ralph::abooks::com at: 19-Oct-2000 9:48

Several of you have asked me where the two books about REBOL currently available fall into place and why you should buy both. My book REBOL FOR DUMMIES (now available) was meant as an introduction and tutorial to make you actually productive in REBOL quickly, painlessly, and with a bit of verve. There's a lot of creative stuff in it you'll find nowhere else, stuff that is now making me and my company a lot of money using REBOL for e-commerce on the net, because I read my own book and these durn things work!<g> Think of my book as a super USER'S GUIDE, but one that goes far beyond the guide in getting you up to speed in the mindset and the techniques needed for your personal breakthrough in the use of REBOL. It augments your own creativity and helps you see the tasks for which REBOL is best suited (and you'll be surprised how many there are). In the REBOLution analogy, RFD is the shock troops, the Marines, the Delta Force, the Green Beret A-teams that overwhelm the enemy by lightning attack. As an old infantryman myself, I can tell you that ground taken now must be held. In the world of combat arms, that's the regular Army troops. They dig in and secure the area against all comers. Elan Goldman's REBOL: THE OFFICIAL GUIDE fits that analogy. Once you've used REBOL FOR DUMMIES (or even just the USER'S GUIDE) to learn REBOL and to get your mind thinking in a REBOLutionary way, you need a good, solid advanced reference for the more esoteric techniques, the bread and butter methods used in professional development. That's ROG. With both these book on your shelf, this mailing list, and regular visits to, the big battalions are on your side. We're shipping REBOL FOR DUMMIES now, so order yours today. --Ralph Roberts