This is a fine introduction to programming using the Ruby programming language.
Taking just a little time each day for the past week, my partner has worked halfway through the book, and best of all, actually gets it!
Chris have a talent here, his writing is funny - it keeps you entertained and to my horror - it actually teaches you stuff!!
I bought this book for my girlfriend to help her get her feet wet with programming, and was pretty disappointed by it. Read morePublished on January 17, 2012 by Alien Owl
We are using this book to teach our 8 year old, and it has been GREAT! It is simple, and easy to understand AND FUN! Read morePublished on September 11, 2009 by Ames Reviewer
The most "accidental" books are the good ones--the books where the author, who may or may not be a writer, finds himself writing, and the audience presents itself through the most... Read morePublished on May 25, 2009 by Colin Jensen
"Learn to Program" is a quick, playful introduction to the Ruby programming language. I read it in just a few hours (including frequent laugh breaks), and I'm not the fastest... Read morePublished on February 15, 2009 by floob
This claims to be aimed towards absolute beginners.
While I admire the intentions of this book, it fails to deliver since it is not at all pedagogical enough to be for... Read more
I have wanted to learn programming for a long time. I even had a few false starts with Java. This book was perfect. It started at ground zero. Very basic. Read morePublished on October 8, 2008 by Drazzi
I picked up Learn to Program for two reasons:
* I was curious about a book that could teach you to program. Where do you start? Read more
I bought this book a couple of summers ago. My son and I (he was 11 years of age at the time) worked through most of the exercises in the book together. Read morePublished on April 6, 2008 by Paul W Sauer
I absolutely love this book! I have tried time and time again to get different books and take different classes to learn how to program. Read morePublished on October 9, 2007 by Eliot Jordon