Recommendation for a beginner's ruby book/tutorial

For someone who knows very little programming, what is the best book to
get
for programming Ruby? She was way too intimidated by the pick axe book.
I’m thinking one of these two:

Teach yourself ruby in 21 days
http://www.samspublishing.com/bookstore/product.asp?isbn=0672322528&rl=1

Learn to program
http://www.pragmaticprogrammer.com/titles/fr_ltp/index.html

Are there any good online tutorials for this task?

Eric M. wrote:

Are there any good online tutorials for this task?

Welcome to Ruby!

There’s an online version of Learn To Program:
http://pine.fm/LearnToProgram/

And the ever-popular Poignant Guide:
http://poignantguide.net/ruby/

And “Try Ruby!”
http://tryruby.hobix.com/

Google “ruby tutorial” also turns up any number of Ruby tutorials.

On 10/27/06, Eric M. [email protected] wrote:

Are there any good online tutorials for this task?

I was poking around with the “Try Ruby!” tutorial the other day for
kicks. Really nice stuff =)

http://tryruby.hobix.com/

On 27/10/06, Eric M. [email protected] wrote:

For someone who knows very little programming, what is the best book to get
for programming Ruby? She was way too intimidated by the pick axe book.
I’m thinking one of these two:
[snip]

another vote for the Chris P., probably in online form but you might
prefer a physical book. The Poignant Guide has got some great
content, but a lot of people find it either a) heavy-going or b) a bit
annoying. It’s definitely a love-it/hate-it thing.

Either would be good, starter-level, non-intimidating ways to begin,
though.

Eric M. wrote:

Are there any good online tutorials for this task?

http://ruby-doc.org/gettingstarted


James B.

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