why's (poignant) guide to Ruby
by why the lucky stiff
This is just a small illustrated online-only Ruby book. It won’t crush you. It’s light as a feather (because I haven’t finished it yet—hehe). And there’s a reason this book will stay light: because Ruby is simple to learn.
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by Zed A. Shaw - LCodeTHW
The book assumes absolutely no prior programming knowledge and will guide you carefully and slowly through the learning process. When you are done with it you will have the skill to move on to other books about Ruby and be ready to understand them.
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 Avdi Grimm - objectsonrails.com
The book is documenting some guidelines and ideas for applying classic object-oriented thought to Ruby on Rails applications. It is aimed at the working Rails developer who is looking to grow and evolve Rails projects while keeping them flexible.
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.