Programming Ruby: The Pragmatic Programmer's Guide
by David Thomas, Andrew Hunt
Publisher: Addison-Wesley 2000
Number of pages: 608
A guide to working with the object-oriented programming language, Ruby, which allows for programming without extra syntax or code. Shows how to easily mine the Ruby language, teaching the basics, plus how to write large programs, how to extend Ruby using C code, and more.
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by Minero Aoki
The RHG is a book that explains how the ruby interpreter (the official C implementation of the Ruby language) works internally. To fully understand it, you need a good knowledge of C and Ruby. This book is going to investigate ruby as a whole.
by why the lucky stiff
This is just a small illustrated online-only Ruby book. It won't crush you. It's light as a feather (because I haven't finished it yet--hehe). And there's a reason this book will stay light: because Ruby is simple to learn.
by Bruno R. Preiss
The primary goal of this book is to promote object-oriented design using Ruby and to illustrate the use of the emerging object-oriented design patterns. The book shows how these patterns are used to create good software designs.
by Gregory T. Brown - O'Reilly Media
Ruby Best Practices aims to help Ruby developers from a wide range of skill levels improve their fundamental understanding of the language via exposure to the common practices and idioms that many seasoned Rubyists take for granted.