On Thu, 3 Sep 2009 02:34:14 +0900
John Kearney <jwkearney / gmail.com> wrote:

> I am a newcomer to programming and wish to explore ruby. Can anyone
> recomend a book for this purpose.

Don't restrict yourself to books.  There are many excellent online
tutorials.

For example, I started out with these two:

http://pine.fm/LearnToProgram/

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8545174/Whys-Poignant-Guide-to-Ruby
http://www.ember.co.nz/resources/whys-poignant-guide-to-ruby/


Also, Ruby is an excellent beginner's language.. you'll do well with it.


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