Red Letter: The Ruby Journal was announced on January 8th. (A pre announcement was made back in December that met with a variety of feedback.)
I’m pretty excited to see a Ruby specific monthly magazine, albeit distributed in PDF only. Knowing that there’s enough of a market to interest publishers in putting something like this together is an indication of the growth of the Ruby community.
I’ll be interested to see how the first several months go, assuming the magazine hits a good number of readers and pulls in enough advertisers, I think it will help push Ruby even further into the light. What does it mean if Red Letter doesn’t hit those marks though? (And, what constitutes a good body number of readers, or enough advertisers?)
I guess we’ll start getting answers in April and go from there, but it’s a lot more fun to make predictions. I think it’s got a pretty good chance of succeeding. What do you think?