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Kevin C. Baird received his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He originally wrote his dissertation in Python but rewrote the project after discovering Ruby, and he hasn't looked back since. He has presented at RubyConf and written articles for Linux Journal, Music & Computers magazine, and the New Interfaces for Musical Expression conference proceedings.
I can program in several languages and have read books on 7 other languages, but this was impossible. I stopped in the middle of chapter 4. Read morePublished on August 12, 2013 by chaysim
My take after going through most of this book, is that I like the concept but not the delivery. But the delivery is good enough that you can learn a significant amount of Ruby... Read morePublished on November 25, 2012 by Amazon Customer
I ended up making it like 50 pages through the book and just giving up and buying the O'Reilly Learning Ruby. Read morePublished on July 2, 2009 by John M. Wargo
Ruby by Example is a great introduction to the Ruby Language. It is not without some flaws, though. The book has good pacing, but seems at times to jump around or not explain... Read morePublished on January 17, 2009 by Craig Maloney
The book came very fast in the mail. It was new in quality. I am able to teach myself Ruby from the book.Published on March 9, 2008 by Amazon Customer
'Ruby by Example: Concepts and Code' is the perfect reference for anyone that wants to learn how to use Ruby, one of the hottest programming languages to come around in some time. Read morePublished on January 10, 2008 by Dan McKinnon
Superb introduction to Ruby and important programming idioms that every Rubyist should know. Shows you a small chunk of code, with significant lines numbered, and follows the code... Read morePublished on November 6, 2007 by Eric Armstrong