Bruce Tate challenged himself and us, his three co-authors, to stretch ourselves and learn a new language well enough to teach it to curious readers.
Matt Wynne and I did actually joke about including a tzatziki recipe in this book, but everything here is about software testing.
The JRuby team and I set out on a two-year quest to bridge the Ruby and Java worlds in book form. The experience was an exhilarating trial by fire.
I asked the publisher for a book on user interface testing, and they said, "Why don't you write one?" This little volume started me on the nasty habit of writing.