Yukihiro Matsumoto ("Matz"), the creator of Ruby, is a professional programmer who worked for the Japanese open source company, netlab.jp. Matz is also known as one of the open source evangelists in Japan. He's released several open source products, including cmail, the emacs-based mail user agent, written entirely in emacs lisp. Ruby is his first piece of software that has become known outside of Japan.
I highly recommend this book for everyone who want to learn Ruby.
If you're looking for a place to find answers when you need to know why some part of your code is acting the way it is, then this is a great book for that purpose.
The examples are clear and logical and the explanations concise; this is a well edited and authoritative book.
Looking things up in the Kindle Edition is cumbersome. As a beginner, I looked up basic definitions/uses and the kindle edition makes that difficult. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Cheirie S.
This information is good but still prefer video trainings.
Prof. Paul Krause made a great tutorial for beginners.
Would it be ok to check it out? http://goo.gl/pVqBj9
Ruby is now in 2.1, this book covers 1.8.7 and 1.9.3 I believe. Almost no one uses 1.8 anymore, and 1.9 only has a year of support left. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Matthew C. Gilliam
This book is almost painfully difficult to get through the first chapter. Terms seem to be left unexplained, and the ones he does explain won't be understood by a person who... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jordan Barnes
This is a comprehensive guide to ruby that covers every nuance of ruby. This is a good starting point for a developer looking to start developing on ruby.Published 8 months ago by Rajasekharan S
This book will keep inspiring and influencing you all the time. Beautifully written. In my opinion, it ranks alongside the classic book - "The C Programming Language" by Brian W. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Naga Vijayapuram
Developers should all have a copy of this book as their reference to aid their Ruby development, ideal starter for Ruby on Rails!Published 12 months ago by Vidhya Kumar
I'm not finished with the book yet, but its very solid. Its gives a lot of good examples of the built in functions in ruby, and some good thoughts as to using polymorphism and even... Read morePublished 14 months ago by E. lewis