- Series: Facets of Ruby
- Paperback: 864 pages
- Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf; 3rd edition (April 28, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1934356085
- ISBN-13: 978-1934356081
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1.3 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 23 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #950,591 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Programming Ruby 1.9: The Pragmatic Programmers' Guide (Facets of Ruby) 3rd Edition
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Dave Thomas, as one of the authors of the Agile Manifesto, understands agility. As the author of "Programming Ruby," he understands Ruby. And, as an active Rails developer, he knows Rails.
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If you're a first time programmer, I don't recommend this book. It's going to throw concepts at you that will be confusing without some background.
My favorite part of the book so far: The reference section at the back. It's very detailed if not comprehensive (but, being comprehensive with Ruby is probably impossible).