Book recommendation?

Are there any book recommendations for someone just getting started
with Ruby? Any pitfalls to be avoided during installation?

OSX 10.4.11
phpMyAdmin-2.6.4
MySQL 5.0.45

thanks,
david

Agile web development with Rails, 2nd ed. :wink:

Hi –

On Wed, 23 Apr 2008, da wrote:

Are there any book recommendations for someone just getting started
with Ruby? Any pitfalls to be avoided during installation?

OSX 10.4.11
phpMyAdmin-2.6.4
MySQL 5.0.45

There are lots of Ruby intro books. The classic is “Programming Ruby”,
by Dave T. et al. There’s also “The Ruby P.ming Language”, by
David Flanagan. If you want to learn Ruby in a Rails-oriented way
(which I suspect you do, since you posted to this list :slight_smile: there’s
“Ruby for Rails”, by me.

I should add that I don’t deliberately restrict my recommendations to
people named David. It just seems to work out that way.

David


Rails training from David A. Black and Ruby Power and Light:
INTRO TO RAILS June 9-12 Berlin
ADVANCING WITH RAILS June 16-19 Berlin
INTRO TO RAILS June 24-27 London (Skills Matter)
See http://www.rubypal.com for details and updates!

Stop pimping links for stolen ebooks.

Fred

GOT TO http://teapoci.blogspot.com and choose eBook, there’s some
valuable ebooks for people like you or learning to be pro.

Enjoy,
Reinhart

Fred, what’s the matter with you? about hundreds maybe thousands pirate
websites which are providing pirate or ‘stolen’ eBooks, (have you
complained about it to them? why you always yelling to me?). KNOWLEDGE
is rights for everybody. Many poor people dont have money to buy eBook,
what’s wrong if we help them? I believe you were learning ruby from
pirate ebook too. :slight_smile:

Peace and Cheer :slight_smile:
Reinhart

If you want to share “stolen” ebooks, do, I’m not going to say anything
agains it, but please keep this kind of thing outside this list!

On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 11:11 AM, Visit Indonesia 2008 <

Visit Indonesia 2008 wrote:

Fred, what’s the matter with you?

Pot, kettle, black.

there’s some valuable ebooks for people like you

“Valuable” being the keyword here. Yes they are, and by distributing
them without the authors consent you’re hurting the Ruby/Rails
ecosystem. There is loads and loads of free knowledge out there, so drop
the pretentious Robin Hood attire.

If you want to help the poor, create your own book and put it under GNU
FDL, CC, PD or whatever you desire.

On 23 Apr 2008, at 15:11, Visit Indonesia 2008 wrote:

Fred, what’s the matter with you? about hundreds maybe thousands
pirate
websites which are providing pirate or ‘stolen’ eBooks, (have you
complained about it to them? why you always yelling to me?).
Because you’re the one posting them here. This isn’t a forum for
spreading that sort of information.
KNOWLEDGE
is rights for everybody. Many poor people dont have money to buy
eBook,
what’s wrong if we help them?
What about helping the people who do a lot of hard work writing the
books?
I believe you were learning ruby from
pirate ebook too. :slight_smile:

Actually, I bought a dead tree copy of the pickaxe

On 23-Apr-08, at 10:11 AM, Visit Indonesia 2008 wrote:

Peace and Cheer :slight_smile:
Reinhart

so you’re answer to Fred is “lots of other people are fucking thiefs,
stop bugging me”. Nice morals asshole.

This community is built by some great people that give in different
ways - some commercially, some for free, and some combos of both
(great folk like David Black). Those that take from the good of others
without paying in some way (with $$, without giving back by helping
others) are vampires.

NO COMMENT :slight_smile: This forum is not place for fighting.

Peace,

Reinhart

Thanks for the recommendations . . . sorry about the public bickering
this caused

da

da wrote:

Thanks for the recommendations . . . sorry about the public bickering
this caused

That’s hardly your fault :slight_smile: Just one more I’d like to throw in: I found
Peepcodes Rails 2 PDF to be invaluable in getting up to speed with the
changes that came with Rails 2.

Cheers,
Jan

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