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Beginning Ruby (Expert's Voice in Open Source)
Beginning Ruby (Expert's Voice in Open Source)
by P Cooper
Edition: Paperback
Price: 24.80

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great introduction to Ruby, 17 July 2007
This is the book I wish I had bought before I bought the pick-axe book.

It is a perfect introduction to Ruby for people without a programming background.
It takes nothing for granted and takes the reader through a gentle introduction
of the language and ( just as importantly ) the Ruby philosophy ( the why of Ruby ).

While being gentle to the new student, I find there is still a depth to the book.
As a beginner, I suspect it will take several more readings and lots of coding
before I begin to grasp the power of objects and classes.
But now I don't feel I am not so much in over my head.

I enjoyed Peter Coopers writing style and would recommend this book and the website
to any programming novice.


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