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The Book of Ruby

A Hands-On Guide for the Adventurous

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Slice your way through the cruft of programming conventions and learn to blaze your own trail with The Book of Ruby. From methods to metaprogramming, you'll gain the skills you need to master the world's most fun programming language with this example-based, hands-on introduction.


On Sep 12 Sean Patterson wrote: Review: The Book of Ruby
  Ruby is one of the most popular of the “newer” languages out on the market. In particular, it is the “Rails” framework for building web sites and applications that has made it so. As a perpetual learner, especially of coding languages and techniques, I was eager to give Ruby… Full Review  >

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On Oct 6 Michael Larsen wrote: Book Review: The Book of Ruby
Yes, I've been feeling a little bit "under pressure" to complete reviews for books I've been working through and reading. I have a virtual stack of titles I'm working through in parallel, so it's taking me months instead of weeks to finish certain titles (and this doesn't even include titles… Full Review  >

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On Sep 22 Andrew Shuping wrote: Not bad, but not great
Thanks to Ruby on Rails, the Ruby programming language is one of the most popular languages at the moment to learn. But according to the author you can't just jump into Rails without first learning a bit of Ruby and thus this book was born. This book was written and developed for the novice to learn the basics of how Ruby works and what some of it's pitfalls are. The author points out in the introduction that although Ruby may look deceptively simple to learn, it really isn't and it is his hope to help people navigate and learn this complex language. This massive book (over 400 pages) is broken down into 20 chapters each on specific topic of Ruby (such as strings and ranges) and then further broken down into subtopics on the main topic, with screenshots and examples of the language scattered throughout to better help the reader place into context what the code should look like. Full Review  >

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On Aug 23 Steven Benner wrote:
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On Aug 9 Michal Konrad Owsiak wrote: Ruby reference – sometimes hard to follow
I think Book of Ruby was aimed as elementary for the Ruby language however, Huw didn’t achieved his goal at 100%. Full Review  >

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On Aug 7 Michiel Overeem wrote:
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On Aug 2 Rob Dawson wrote: Decent Ruby Book
The Book of Ruby constantly had me torn. I love the simple and clear examples. The explanation of the core of the ruby language is very solid and well done. It's a readable book.... Full Review  >

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On Jul 23 Wayne Werner wrote:
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