Emiel van de Laar wrote:
I know this is somewhat out-dated, but is it worth getting?
This was the book that got me hooked on Ruby. It’s a really
good book in my opinion, but like you said it is dated. It
covers Ruby 1.6. We are now at 1.8.5.
Are those significant changes? How soon is the next version
(1.9 or 2.0?) expected? Again, I’m very new to Ruby,
though not programming.
I am/was a big fan of Python, esp due to its clear
layout requirements (a god-sent for those of us who have
to read other people’s code), but Ruby is my current favorite
I’d love it if this book got an update as well.
I have Programming Ruby, and the Ruby Cookbook, but they all
require some digging through to find info quickly.
I have the PDF version of Programming Ruby (2nd edition). When
I’m looking for something I just search it. Perhaps that
is an option…
Yes, that’s true, but it would tie me to the computer, and I
would like some time away every once in a while. I think the
tiny size - though not tiny price! of the nutshell book would
make it a good “carry-along and browse when time” reference to
get a lay of the land.
Thanks for the post,