Dave Thomas is a cornerstone of the Ruby community, and is personally responsible for many of its innovative directions and initiatives. He and original co-author Andy Hunt are founders of the Pragmatic Programmers and the Pragmatic Bookshelf. Andy Hunt is a programmer turned consultant, author and publisher. He co-authored the best-selling book "The Pragmatic Programmer", was one of the 17 founders of the Agile Alliance, and co-founded the Pragmatic Bookshelf, publishing award-winning and critically acclaimed books for software developers. Chad Fowler is co-director of Ruby Central, Inc., and remains an active, driving force in the Ruby community.
The "official" Ruby book. This is a good book, but I didn't really like the way ruby was divided up into a couple of different sections covering the same topics. Also it could be half as long really. The reference in the back is not useful to me. I would rather look up this detailed language reference on the web at the ruby docs site. The extra thickness makes the physical book harder to hold and read.
Very detailed reference book. This is a must have for every rails developer, but if you are a complete beginner, this book will likely not give the guidance needed unless the person already has strong OOO skills from other languages. If you are new to programming, this book will be useful - but not the best starting point as it is a reference guide and not a guide to teach someone how to program and about OOO.
5.0 颗星，最多 5 颗星A very thorough book that helped me get started with Ruby.
2014年7月17日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
I needed to learn Ruby in hurry, as there was an urgent need to rewrite a module that was giving trouble in Perl because of a problematic CPAN module. This book gave me all I needed to quickly learn the language and rewrite the module in Ruby.
5.0 颗星，最多 5 颗星Easily the best programming book I've bought
2017年5月1日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
Easily the best programming book I've bought. It has a great writing style, it's formatted perfectly, and it covers just about everything you'd ever need to know about Ruby. Why can't there be more of these books?