Publisher: Wikibooks 2011
Ruby is an interpreted, object-oriented scripting language. This book will show how to install and get started with Ruby in your environment. It demonstrates the main features of the language syntax. The text is designed to be self contained.
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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.
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.
by Michael Hartl - Addison-Wesley
Leading Rails developer teaches Rails 3 by guiding you through the development of your own complete sample application using the latest techniques in Rails web development. Hartl explains how each new technique solves a real-world problem.
by Huw Collingbourne - Dark Neon Ltd.
A straightforward introduction to the fundamentals of Ruby programming: strings, numbers, objects, methods, class hierarchies, arrays, iterators, hashes, modules, mixins and much more. Small, self-contained programming samples are included.