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inactiveTopic Why's (Poignant) Guide to Ruby
started 2/18/2004; 3:36:40 PM - last post 2/23/2004; 3:00:07 PM
Patrick Logan - Why's (Poignant) Guide to Ruby  blueArrow
2/18/2004; 3:36:40 PM (reads: 12483, responses: 3)
Why's (Poignant) Guide to Ruby
Kind of an odd, funny, small, introduction to the Ruby programming language...

This is just a small Ruby book. It wonít crush you. Itís light as a feather (because I havenít finished it yetóhehe). And thereís a reason this book will stay light: because Ruby is simple to learn.
Posted to teaching/learning by Patrick Logan on 2/18/04; 3:37:28 PM

bryan rasmussen - Re: Why's (Poignant) Guide to Ruby  blueArrow
2/19/2004; 1:06:56 AM (reads: 835, responses: 0)
you know it was on the third page, where he actually started talking about the language that I thought to myself, jesus this thing is just too cute to read.

the thing about java books looping and crushing themselves on the first page was neat though.

Frank Atanassow - Re: Why's (Poignant) Guide to Ruby  blueArrow
2/19/2004; 11:31:33 AM (reads: 736, responses: 0)
Wow.

I'm almost dumbfounded.

I knew programming language tutorials could be boring; I did not know they could be nauseating.

I enjoyed this bit:

And since programming languages are largely written in English, who would suspect a language to come from Japan?

The funny thing is, the super-cutesy, sickly sweet tone of this tutorial is exactly the sort of tone that a mass-market Japanese-language programming text would adopt. He even has a little cartoon animal mascot. I can just imagine reading this in Japanese.

Nice typesetting, though.

Brent Fulgham - Re: Why's (Poignant) Guide to Ruby  blueArrow
2/23/2004; 3:00:07 PM (reads: 276, responses: 0)
If you like this book, you should check out his C# version. ;-)