Chris Pine first discovered the programming language Ruby in early 2001 and immediately began using it to build tools for his day job: programming computer games. After hours, he volunteered with gifted children teaching them advanced mathematics. With Ruby, he began to teach his students programming as well. Once he saw how easily his students learned advanced programming concepts in this environment, he decided to expand his teaching materials into a book.
Chris enjoys board games and juggling, and lives with his darling wife and two darling children in darling Oslo, Norway. He is very happy.
"Apart from being an excellent Ruby primer the book is a well crafted introduction to programming at large."
--Major Keary, Linux Users of Victoria Inc.
"Can you really learn to program from a 200+ page book? It certainly looks that way from our perusal. The author takes it very slowly, and explains everything in easy-to-understand
--Michael L. Kleper, The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing