Book Review: Programming Ruby
July 25, 2006
The Pragmatic Programmers’ Guide
This is the famous ‘PickAxe’ book that Ruby nerds talk about. A very well written book that is concise and to the point.
A COUPLE OF COMMENTS:
This is one of those books that reads very well. I had a hard time putting it down even though the coverage was deep – you’ll learn a lot about Ruby and maybe more about programming in general.
I never give the TOC of a book (that you can easily look up,) but I should mention 2 major divisions:
- Part 1 is a tutorial that leads you through the core Ruby language.
- Part 2 goes into the Ruby environment – the tools that you have available with Ruby. There’s a lot and they work well.
There is much more (advance Ruby concepts, Ruby reference) but I will leave that for you to look into.
What can I say … if you are using Ruby or you want to learn Ruby, you need to get this book.