The Well-Grounded Rubyist, Second Edition addresses both newcomers to Ruby as well as Ruby programmers who want to deepen their understanding of the language. This beautifully written tutorial begins with your first Ruby program and goes on to explore sophisticated topics like callable objects, reflection, and threading. It concentrates on the language, preparing you to use Ruby in any way you choose. This edition includes coverage of Ruby features such as keyword arguments, lazy enumerators, and Module#prepend.
This is a good time for Ruby! It's powerful like Java or C++, and has dynamic features that let your code react gracefully to changes at runtime. And it's elegant, so creating applications, development tools, and administrative scripts is easier and more straightforward. With an active development community and countless libraries and productivity tools, Ruby has come into its own.