Learning Ruby

I’m starting to get into Ruby.  What a beautiful, clean, logical language (so far – I haven’t learned enough to know the trouble spots yet!).  Quite refreshing after C#.  I like the Programming Ruby book.  Great layout.  They start with a brief overview of the syntax, just so that the examples presented later on will make some sense.  Then they jump right into high-level concepts – Objects, Exceptions, Threading, Unit Testing.  Later, they go into more detail on syntax.   This is a satisfying approach for an experienced developer reading the book.  The writing style is light and easy to read.  They make nice use of rhetorical questions:  “Why would you do this?  Because …”


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