Publisher: Techotopia 2007
On-line book designed to provide a concise and easy to follow guide to learning Ruby. Everything from installing Ruby and the basics of the language through to topics such as arrays, file handling and object-oriented programming are covered, all combined with easy to understand code examples which serve to bridge the gap between theory and practice. Ruby Essentials is intended to be of equal use both to those experienced in other programming languages and to novices who have chosen Ruby as their first programming language.
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by Mark Slagell
Ruby is an easy object oriented language: it is designed to be easily read and written. This User's Guide will get you started at invoking and using ruby, and give you insights into ruby's nature that you may not get from the reference manual.
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 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.
by Mitch Guthrie - bigfatrails.com
A book designed around teaching Ruby on Rails in a precept upon precept fashion. Both theory and practice driving your knowledge. If you are a beginner, the purpose of this book is to simply get you there in small, manageable steps.