The perfect introduction to Ruby, completely updated for Ruby 1.9.
The Well-Grounded Rubyist takes the reader from interested novice to proficient
practitioner. Its a beautifully written tutorial that begins with the basic steps to
get the readers first Ruby program up and running and goes on to explore
sophisticated topics like callable objects, reflection, and threading. Whether the
topic is simple or tough, the books easy-to-follow examples and explanations
give the reader immediate confidence as you build your Ruby programming
The Well-Grounded Rubyist is a thoroughly revised and updated edition of the
best-selling Ruby for Rails. In this new book, expert author David A. Black moves
beyond Rails and presents a broader view of Ruby. It covers Ruby 1.9, and keeps
the same sharp focus and clear writing that made Ruby for Rails stand out.
Its no wonder one reader commented: The technical depth is just right to not
distract beginners, yet detailed enough for more advanced readers.
KEY SELLING POINTS
Crystal-clear examples and explanations of core Ruby topics
Starts at the very beginning and guides you to confident proficiency
Updated for Ruby 1.9
Prepares you to use Ruby anywherenot just with Rails
By the bestselling author of Ruby for Rails