On Sep 30, 2007, at 4:22 PM, Chad P. wrote:
Programming Language (K&R) is a classic and well worth the read.
CCD CopyWrite Chad P. [ http://ccd.apotheon.org ]
Rudy Giuliani: “You have free speech so I can be heard.”
there are unfortunately far too many of those “K&R is all you need”
types out there.
Oualine’s book is excellent. It doesn’t cover everything, but he’s a
good writer. (rare in C books)
My two cents, in general the OREILLY Cookbooks are good places to
learn and get ideas on how to do stuff. Many of the snippets and
solutions in them are from different people in one place.
You don’t need only the Ruby / Rails ones either!
The PHP Cookbook is quite a good one for reference on web programming
The Perl and Python cookbooks are of course good.
All of that series is well worth it, and many things are easily
adaptable from one language to another.
Same goes for those looking int Qt or Tk libraries. The books on
these are usually good, but it’s all in C or C++ usually, so you will
have to adapt it to use with Ruby, but still useful.