Steve Pugh has been a programmer for over a decade. He has worked as a software analyst for a banking software company, run a large-scale network operations center (overseeing 7,000 users and 130 network technicians), and is currently doing security research for the US government. Much of this book was written while Pugh was working for the US government in northern Iraq.
"Easy and fun to read, font is readable, doesn't contain pages and pages of uncommented code, source code is available, companion website exists, and the book left me with memorable ways to remember and use the material. "
--Eric Hulse, Carnal0wnage
"From changing permissions and modifying users to validating web links and mass editing photos, it's an outstanding pick for any advanced programmer's collection with a few Ruby basics already on hand."
--Diane C. Donovan, California Bookwatch: The Computer Shelf
"Beginners are sure to pick up Ruby scripting with the help of these scripts;"
--Shobana Jayaraman, The Tech Static
"I like Steve's style. The foreword and introduction are succinct and to the point. His style and tone are very accessible and the book is informative throughout."
--Peter Cooper, Wicked Cool Ruby Scripts
"Steve Pugh's tone throughout the book is that of a friend who has something fun to share, never browbeating or lecturing. He's not simply writing to show us that he knows how to write Ruby well, he's really trying to help us out."
--Michael Hernandez, Culmination.org