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"Eloquent Ruby lives up to its name. It's a smooth introduction to Ruby that's both well organized and enjoyable to read, as it covers all the essential topics in the right order. This is the book I wish I'd learned Ruby from."
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"Ruby's syntactic and logical aesthetics represent the pinnacle for elegance and beauty in the ALGOL family of programming languages. Eloquent Ruby is the perfect book to highlight this masterful language and Russ's blend of wit and wisdom is certain to entertain and inform."
Contributor to the Clojure programming language and author of The Joy of Clojure
Russ Olsen’s career spans three decades, during which he has written everything from graphics device drivers to document management applications. These days, he diligently codes GIS, web service security, and process automation solutions. He spends much of his otherwise free time writing and speaking about programming, especially Ruby and Clojure. His first book was the highly regarded Design Patterns In Ruby (Addison-Wesley, 2007). He is also the lurking presence behind the Technology As If People Mattered blog at www.russolsen.com.
As someone who can code looking to get up-to-speed with idiomatic ruby this really hit the spot.Published 8 months ago by Robin Bowes
If you want to learn Ruby, this book is for you.Very easy to read and comprehend. I highly recommend it.Published 10 months ago by Ivan S Pentchev
I've been coding in ruby on and off for about 9 years, yet I've still learned an enormous amount from this book. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Danny A. Smith
This guide is a real eye opener to help improve your coding in Ruby. Lots of tips particularly useful when coming to Ruby from other languages. Read morePublished on 24 Dec. 2012 by meh