Design Patterns is not a first book. For ruby /Eloquent Ruby/ and
/Well-Grounded Rubyist/ are good introductions. The Orielly book by
Matz/Flanghan is great for both intro and reference. For the science and
engineering end of programming in general the books on lisp from mit though
I wouldn't recommend that to a beginner. There are many intro to new
developers available for free online for example:
http://ruby.bastardsbook.com/




On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 7:59 PM, Arslan Farooq <lists / ruby-forum.com> wrote:

> > But both probably require some basic understanding of Ruby.
>
> Should a new programmer pick "Design Patterns in Ruby" as the first
> book? Or would you guys recommend something else.
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