Ruby in a Nutshell - still worthwhile?


#1

I’m looking for a quick reference guide to Ruby. I have the PickAxe
already, which is great for learning Ruby, but now I’m looking for
something more reference-like and smaller :slight_smile:

The O’Reilly “in a nutshell” book is from 2001 and covers only up to
1.6. I imagine they’re waiting for 2.0 before the do another book.

Is the book still worth getting? Is there a different
quick-reference/quick-explanation guide that people recommend?

Thanks
Jeff


#2

Jeff C. wrote:

Thanks
Jeff


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I use it a lot, cause i can’t remember too much ruby if i’m switching
between python and perl

http://www.zenspider.com/Languages/Ruby/QuickRef.html
http://www.testingeducation.org/conference/wtst3_pettichord9.pdf
http://www.ruby-doc.org/doxygen/1.8.1/functions_vars.html
http://www.petefreitag.com/item/455.cfm

http://ruby-pdf.rubyforge.org/pdf-writer/demos/Ruby-Language-QuickRef.pdf


#3

Gene T. wrote:

Jeff C. wrote:

And here are some pictures, teh 1st requires you to buy an apple 30"
display
http://objectgraph.rubyforge.org/dotOG.html

http://onestepback.org/images/rubyobjects.png

http://www.ping.de/~flori/flott/exe/session/project/ruby/igraph
http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/scat.rb/ruby/ruby-talk/154424


#4

On 12/12/05, Jeff C. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

I’m looking for a quick reference guide to Ruby. I have the PickAxe
already, which is great for learning Ruby, but now I’m looking for
something more reference-like and smaller :slight_smile:

Truthfully, I have a copy, but I do not use it. For quick reference
check out ri, otherwise use the Pickaxe. Of course if matz gets
royalties (I would assume he does, probably enough to buy snacks),
then by all means pick up a copy :slight_smile: