Peter Cooper writes well, takes every topic from the beginning, and explains very clearly, with examples.
I've learned a great deal very quickly, I'd recommend this book to anyone who is wanting to learn Ruby who zero to advanced programming experience.
I checked out Chris Pine's "Learn to Program", and of course _why's Poignant Guide to Ruby, and then this book.
We entered at novice level, and exited halfway through novice level. I've had this forever, I guess it just wasn't in my programming.Published 2 months ago by emmathers
I wish I had this book when I first started my Ruby study—it would have saved me days of struggle and needless confusion. Well-written by an intelligent human. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Rick Henningsen
I've been studying ruby through various websites and books, I like the detail this book goes into. I'm more of a person that learns by knowing why things work, if you just tell me... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Karissa
Peter's background is a writer and he's really smart. The way he explains and expresses Ruby is very simple to assimilate and understand. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Y. K. K.
Recently I decided to learn Ruby on Rails (RoR), and even though I've been assured repeatedly that I don't need to know that much of Ruby proper before I start dabbling with RoR... Read morePublished on October 30, 2012 by Dr. Bojan Tunguz
Very well written and easy to grasp. But rushes through certain parts such as the "Code Blocks" section.. Read morePublished on July 11, 2012 by Ylda Hakimo
I am an SQA engineer and just started to learn Ruby in order to participate in code reviews. My first attempt of self-education failed due to typos and misleading instructions in... Read morePublished on July 9, 2011 by Eugene Guinsburg
I'm one of the guys who bought the Kindle version, yet every single example in the book is cut off on the left side. Read morePublished on February 26, 2011 by Storm Lee Holloway
This books foreword set the precedent. Never before have I enjoyed a books foreword so much.
The style of writing in this book is easy going, not patronising, doesn't... Read more