The Little Book of Ruby
by Huw Collingbourne
Publisher: Dark Neon Ltd. 2008
Number of pages: 87
Ruby is a cross-platform interpreted language which has many features in common with other 'scripting' languages such as Perl and Python. However, its version of object orientation is more thorough than those languages and, in many respects, it has more in common with the great-granddaddy of 'pure' OOP languages, Smalltalk. This book is a step-by-step tutorial to programming in Ruby and you can follow it chapter by chapter, reading the text and running the sample programs.
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Everything from installing Ruby and the basics of the language through to topics such as arrays, file handling and object-oriented programming are covered. Written both for experienced in other programming languages and for novices.
This book is a great collection of ideas, tricks, and skills that could be useful for Hackers. It's a unique extraction reference, summarizes a lot of research and experience. Rubyfu is a book to use not only to read, it's where ruby goes evil.
by Chris Pine - Pragmatic Bookshelf
Pine teaches you how to program in Ruby with a minimum of fuss or bother. Starting with simple one-line programs, you'll see how to have your webpage send you email, to shuffle your music, to rename your photos from your digital camera, and more.
by Bruno R. Preiss
The primary goal of this book is to promote object-oriented design using Ruby and to illustrate the use of the emerging object-oriented design patterns. The book shows how these patterns are used to create good software designs.