On Mon, 02 Sep 2002 09:31:25 +0200,
   Markus Jais <mjais / web.de> wrote:

> I can not say if it is good because it is not yet published
> it seems to be a book for beginners

In english speaking countries "Das Einsteigerseminar 'Ruby'" would be
called "Ruby 101" or similar.

> Ruby, eine leicht verst?ndliche objektorientierte Programmier-
> sprache, bietet mit ihrer einfachen Syntax einen idealen Einstieg
> in die Programmierung.

They are presenting Ruby as an object oriented programming language
with no conceptual awkwardness - ideal for beginners.

> Sie ist frei verf?gbar und besticht nicht nur durch die
> ?bersichtliche Struktur, zahlreich vorhandene Bibliotheken und
> Datenstrukturen f?r vielf?ltige Anwendungen - Ruby-Programme sind
> au?erdem portierf?hig und laufen problemlos auf Windows, Mac und
> UNIX.

Ruby is described as beeing freely available, having clear structure,
being available on Win, Mac and Unices and providing rich libs and
data structures.

> Das Einsteigerseminar vermittelt in einfachen Arbeitsschritten und
> anhand vieler eing?ngiger Beispiele elementare Grundkenntnisse zu
> Ruby und erl?utert Begriffe wie Felder, Methoden, Klassen und
> Objekte.

The book is described as being a step by step introduction with easy
examples to make you learin basic Ruby and *introducing* terms like
array, method, class and object.

> Mit diesem Buch erh?lt der Leser auch Einblick in die M?glichkeiten
> der popul?ren Programmiersprache, so z.B. in die Grafik-
> programmierung anhand kleiner Programme.

It takes a glimpse at the what you can do with the popular (that's
new to me, I didn't know it *is* popular in Germany - I am German)
programming language Rub, e.g. graphics programming.

> Die Autoren sind erfahrene Schulungsleiter, die den Stoff
> anf?ngergerecht und praxisorientiert vermitteln.

The authors are described as people who have done many courses and
capable of using a hands-on introduction for newbies.

Seemingly the book is going to be *very* introductory - for real
freshmen. I think that is a book that has been missing. Most
introductions to Ruby (more or less explicitly) assume that you have
already been exposed to some prograamming language - preferably an
object-oriented one.

De wa,

Josef 'Jupp' Schugt