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This is "the" book for learning Ruby 1.9,
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This review is from: Programming Ruby 1.9: The Pragmatic Programmers' Guide (Facets of Ruby) (Paperback)
I asked a very close trusted friend for a recommendation on a Ruby book, if I could only have one book which one should I get. His response was "The Pick Axe Book".
He was 100% correct. I already know, Java, C, C++, Python, Erlang, Bash and all the Microsoft languages. This book was perfect, it told me what I needed to know without being too introductory and patronizing and without being overly assumptive that I already knew what they were explaining.
If you can only have one Ruby book, get this one!