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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.