Fresh Fish!

Hey guys, yet another ruby-nuby here. And I am totally floored, but
don’t really know which book to start with. I am nearly a programming
newbie too. I’ve heard of two books - 1) Ruby in a Nutshell by
Matsumoto, himself. 2) Programming Ruby: The Pragmatic Programmers’
Guide by Dave T…

Now which book do you guys suggest? Any one of the above or any other
book? I hope to get some great feedback. I also hope to join in the
conversation very soon, at least once I get hold of the book.

Asif Syed wrote:

Hey guys, yet another ruby-nuby here. And I am totally floored, but
don’t really know which book to start with. I am nearly a programming
newbie too. I’ve heard of two books - 1) Ruby in a Nutshell by
Matsumoto, himself. 2) Programming Ruby: The Pragmatic Programmers’
Guide by Dave T…

Now which book do you guys suggest? Any one of the above or any other
book? I hope to get some great feedback. I also hope to join in the
conversation very soon, at least once I get hold of the book.

How about “Learn to Program” by Chris P.?

Happy rubying and welcome!

Stephan

On 9/25/06, Stephan Kämper [email protected] wrote:

How about “Learn to Program” by Chris P.?

Happy rubying and welcome!

Stephan

I’d recommend “Between Nothingness and Eternity” Jean Paul Satre!

Stuart

Stephan Kämper wrote:

How about “Learn to Program” by Chris P.?

Actually I am learning quite a bit about Ruby from the original Chris
Pine tutorial on his website. It is definitely a good starting point but
I need things to be a bit complex :D.

Asif Syed wrote:

Hey guys, yet another ruby-nuby here. And I am totally floored, but
don’t really know which book to start with. I am nearly a programming
newbie too. I’ve heard of two books - 1) Ruby in a Nutshell by
Matsumoto, himself. 2) Programming Ruby: The Pragmatic Programmers’
Guide by Dave T…

Now which book do you guys suggest? Any one of the above or any other
book? I hope to get some great feedback. I also hope to join in the
conversation very soon, at least once I get hold of the book.

I would try online tutorial before investing on any books.Once you’re
confortable and you actually have to do something just go to a bookstore
with a list of ruby books and pick the one that answered the most of
your questions.

Actually, I wouldn’t suggest either one as a tutorial.
“Programming Ruby” is a fine reference, but is a bit
terse as an introduction. “Ruby in a Nutshell” is a
bit dated, but it is handy as a pocket reference.

I would recommend David Black’s “Ruby for Rails”. In
fact, I’d love to see him extract a beginning Ruby book
from it, for folks who aren’t planning to do Rails…

-r

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You might want to try my ‘Little Book Of Ruby’ - 10 chapters, it’s free
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Huw C.

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Timothy H. wrote:

conversation very soon, at least once I get hold of the book.

David A. Black’s, Ruby for Rails.

Doesn’t matter if you use, know, or care about Rails. You can think of
Rails as the ‘sample app’ every book needs.


James B.

“Hackers will be expelled”

  • The Breakfast Club (1985)

Asif Syed wrote:

Welcome to Ruby!
No nuby recommendation list can be without why’s poignant guide to Ruby.
Read it and be illuminated.

http://poignantguide.net/ruby/

On 9/26/06, James B. [email protected] wrote:

David A. Black’s, Ruby for Rails.

Doesn’t matter if you use, know, or care about Rails. You can think of
Rails as the ‘sample app’ every book needs.

+1 for Ruby for Rails.

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