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"It's a little thing, this Ruby Pocket Reference, but it's also a mighty big thing if you are working with the Ruby language. Ruby is an easy language to learn, but when you are down in the trenches and, especially, when you are far from home, its nice having this little reference book close by. It can be very important indeed!...If you own Fitzgerald's book, Learning Ruby, the pocket reference is the perfect companion as a light weight tag-a-long. It also has some things not found in other books - some that Windows users might find handy, such as how to associate the .rb file type with the Ruby interpreter. This can allow you to launch scripts from the command line within Windows. Since it is fully indexed, it is really easy to find what you need quickly. It also has a glossary for less common terms as well as a link to online Ruby resources. Ruby Pocket Reference is a handy guide, is small and lightweight, can fit in a laptop bag, or even your back pocket. While Ruby is a very easy language to learn, this isn't the book to learn it with, but it is the book to keep with you when you are working with Ruby. It is geared both for someone who is new to the language and wants a quick referenced, as well as for the more experienced user who moves in many contexts such as Ruby, HTML, XML Java, JavaScript, etc., and needs to clarify a certain point quickly."
-- T. Michael Testi, Blogcritics Magazine

"This book is a handy reference and guide to the Ruby programming language. Small and lightweight, it would be at home in a laptop bag...An experienced programmer could learn the important basics of Ruby in a quick scan or the first 60 pages. However, I would still recommend reading one of the thorough tutorial books to get an in-depth understanding of some of the more unique Ruby techniques."
-- Scott Schram, Amazon.com

"This small book is an excellent concise quick reference intended for a competent user of Ruby. If that's what you want, I highly recommend this book."
-- George Woolley, Oakland Perl Mongers

"[Consumers] will find the fine 'pocket references' produced by O'Reilly to be compact and affordable."
-- James Cox, The Computer Shelf: Midwest Book Review

"Ruby Pocket Reference is not only a top pick for libraries, but for working Ruby programmers who want a pocket at-a-glance guide."
-- James Cox, The Bookwatch: The Computer Shelf

"Reading Ruby Pocket Reference gave me an appreciation for the language beneath Rails. I am growing into a better developer as a result. The small form factor makes it very easy for me to carry this one around. If you’re a Ruby developer, you might consider carrying one as well."
-- Raymond T. Hightower, ChicagoRuby.org



"It's a little thing, this Ruby Pocket Reference, but it's also a mighty big thing if you are working with the Ruby language."
--T. Michael Testi, Blogcritics Magazine