Appendix A. Ruby Primer and Review for Developers

This appendix is designed to act as both a Ruby primer and review, useful both to developers who want to brush up rapidly on their Ruby knowledge, and to those who are new to the language but who have existing programming knowledge and want to get a quick overview.

If you're a new programmer, or at least are new to concepts such as object orientation, scripting languages, and dynamic languages, you'll want to read through Chapter 2 and continue with the rest of the book instead of depending on this appendix to teach you about Ruby. This appendix is designed for either those who have finished reading the rest of this book and want to brush up on the basics, or those who want to look quickly through ...

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