Ruby before RoR - Which book do you recommend?
I'd like to learn Ruby before I get into Ruby on Rails, and was wondering what book you guys recommend for a beginner like me?
Thanks in advance.
I guess it depends on your background....
There are some really good beginners tutorials on the ruby web site.
( the Ruby in 20 minute is a good start ! )
Or one of the best books is the Pick Axe !
HTH - Dave Porter
Yes, it will depend upon your background.
If you are new to Ruby then Peter Cooper's book - Beginning Ruby is also a good buy.
If you are coming from a Java background, the book Rails for Java Developers is a good read.
I would definitely recommend David Black's book - Ruby for Rails
Last edited by satishtalim; Apr 4, 2007 at 21:18.
I second this recommendation
Originally Posted by satishtalim
I'm on the last chapter and its been great...Good pacing and comprehensive content.
O'Reilly's 'Ruby on Rails : Up and Running'
The Pragmatic Programmers 'Agile Web Development with Rails'
Both are worth their money.