Learn Ruby The Hard Way
by Zed A. Shaw
Publisher: LCodeTHW 2011
The book assumes absolutely no prior programming knowledge and will guide you carefully and slowly through the learning process. When you are done with this book you will have the skill to move on to other books about Ruby and be ready to understand them.
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