The Poignant Guide to Ruby

I love wacky things (not sure if I love wacky people, but that’s another problem). I love programming. Oh, and I love books, too. Put the three together and you get: “I love wacky books about programming”.

It’s true! I love them! So I loved Why’s (Poignant) Guide to Ruby. And so will you. Or maybe not.

I mean, here is a book about programming in Ruby with comics (I love comics) and a non-sense story (and I love stories, too!). With titles such as Floating Little Leaves of Code and The Leaf as a Status Symbol in Ambrose (not sure if I like those, but I can try!). Where the author demands that you Say aloud each of the parts of speech used below. Where he tells you that brackets in a Hash are like… a wooden pallet the word is sitting upon. Or handles.

Anyway, I liked it, and I hope you’ll like it too.

Did I mention the Elf with a Pet Ham? what about the Starmonkey?

About Eric Lefevre-Ardant

Independent technical consultant.
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1 Response to The Poignant Guide to Ruby

  1. Etienne says:

    This great book is some times hard to understand for weak English readers like me.

    Fortunately, there is a beginning of a French translation there:
    http://fr-draft.poignantguide.net/
    Unfortunately, it is translated only to the 4th chapter.

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