Stu wrote in post #1122617:
> 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.[...]

Okay, but may be I should clarify that by "new programmer" I meant not 
new to Ruby, but rather new to programming.

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