For learning the Ruby language I'd have to go with David A. Black's "The
Well-Grounded Rubyist".

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http://www.amazon.com/Well-Grounded-Rubyist-David-Black/dp/1933988657/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1251934401&sr=8-1)

On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 6:02 PM, 7stud -- <bbxx789_05ss / yahoo.com> wrote:

> John Kearney wrote:
> > I am a newcomer to programming and wish to explore ruby. Can anyone
> > recomend
> > a book for this purpose.
>
> I think you have to buy "the pickaxe" for the language reference, which
> is about 1/3 of the book.  For a good tutorial, I would recommend
> "Beginning Ruby: From Novice to Professional(2nd ed)".
>
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