I’ve gotten a few emails asking about when the next update to my Rails e-commerce book will be available, so I thought I’d post some information here about that.
My target time frame for the next release is some time in October, probably later rather than sooner. In fact, it may even slip into early November, though I definitely don’t want to go any later than that. The reason for the delay is not related to writing the book, but rather to some of the other projects that have popped up recently.
Well, there is one delay that’s due to the content of the book, and that’s the PayPal information I want to include. In my next update (which may actually be the final update), I want to add more information about shipping, handling addresses, and handling payments. With regards to payments, I intend to write specifically about PayPal, and I’m hoping that I’ll be able to provide better information about integrating Website Payments Pro with Rails. I think the situation is better than it was a few months ago when I first wrote about it, so I need to do some research on that in hopes of providing a better solution.
If you have some suggestions for me on what content you’d like to be added to the book, either as enhancements to topics already covered or entirely new topics, please feel free to contact me directly or leave a response here letting me know what you’d like to see. I’ll do my best to accommodate requests.