Learning Ruby

Can someone please email me some PDF books or videos to learn Ruby?
I am very interested in it.
How do I update Ruby from com. prmpt?
Should I install Rails?

Highly recommend Why’s (Poignant) Guide to Ruby! This is the book which
led
me to the world of Ruby.

Here’s the links:

HTML: http://mislav.uniqpath.com/poignant-guide/
PDF: http://www.rubyinside.com/media/poignant-guide.pdf

Allen L. wrote in post #1025856:

Highly recommend Why’s (Poignant) Guide to Ruby! This is the book which
led
me to the world of Ruby.

Here’s the links:

HTML: http://mislav.uniqpath.com/poignant-guide/
PDF: http://www.rubyinside.com/media/poignant-guide.pdf

Thank you very much. Going to get it now.!

On Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 8:04 PM, Jim A. [email protected]
wrote:

Can someone please email me some PDF books or videos to learn Ruby?
I am very interested in it.

Hi, Jim, I wrote http://ruby-kickstart.com/ for just such a question :slight_smile:
It
has 6 sessions to teach quite a bit of Ruby. It’s split into sessions
with
material available on github. Each section has a video going over it, a
quiz
you can take to check you understand the material, and a set of
challenges
you can complete (with unit tests) to try out some of the concepts in
the
material.

Happy to take any feedback you have into consideration for making it
better
in the future.

How do I update Ruby from com. prmpt?

That will depend on your system.

I am on Mac OSX and use RVM (http://beginrescueend.com/) Its install
instructions are listed there. If you’re on Linux, it will work too.
Note
that you’ll need gcc or something (for Mac, this means getting Xcode
from
the appstore, for Linux, there will probably be some sort of package
manager
that does it, like apt-get or something).

If you’re on Windows, check out RubyInstaller http://rubyinstaller.org/
(I
think you’ll need a compiler, which they also provide, but you have to
install separately)

Should I install Rails?

I honestly don’t know whether it’s better to know Ruby first or not. The
last session in RKS has you build a tiny web app with a much simpler
framework called Sinatra, and then host it online. It might make sense
to
start there, and then when you’re comfortable with the nuances of the
web,
go to Rails afterwards.

How do I update Ruby from com. prmpt?

Hey! That is a good question.

Can gem update ruby to another version, without rvm?

Because if not then this I would classify as a serious
bug with gem! :wink:

Jim A. wrote in post #1025855:

Can someone please email me some PDF books or videos to learn Ruby?

Programming Ruby. 1st edition available for free at ruby-doc.org, and is
still a good resource for learning the language. 2nd (ruby 1.8) and 3rd
(ruby 1.9) editions available to buy as PDF or paper.

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