Media praise for The Book of Ruby

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"Ruby users will find this a top starting place for success!"
-- Diane Donovan, California Bookwatch: The Computer Shelf, December 2011, Volume 6, Number 12

"  Ruby is one of the most popular of the “newer” languages out on the market. In particular, it is the “Rails” framework for building web sites and applications that has made it so. As a perpetual learner, especially of coding languages and techniques, I was eager to give Ruby… " Full Review >
-- Sean Patterson,

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-- Michael Larsen,

"Thanks to Ruby on Rails, the Ruby programming language is one of the most popular languages at the moment to learn. But according to the author you can't just jump into Rails without first learning a bit of Ruby and thus this book was born. This book was written and developed for the novice to learn the basics of how Ruby works and what some of it's pitfalls are. The author points out in the introduction that although Ruby may look deceptively simple to learn, it really isn't and it is his hope to help people navigate and learn this complex language. This massive book (over 400 pages) is broken down into 20 chapters each on specific topic of Ruby (such as strings and ranges) and then further broken down into subtopics on the main topic, with screenshots and examples of the language scattered throughout to better help the reader place into context what the code should look like." Full Review >
-- Andrew Shuping,

"I think Book of Ruby was aimed as elementary for the Ruby language however, Huw didn't achieved his goal at 100%." Full Review >
-- Michal Konrad Owsiak,

"The Book of Ruby constantly had me torn. I love the simple and clear examples. The explanation of the core of the ruby language is very solid and well done. It's a readable book...." Full Review >
-- Rob Dawson,