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    ruby, good, great, written and first.
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  • Our engine has discovered that over 90% high quality reviews are present.
  • This product had a total of 124 reviews as of our last analysis date on Mar 14 2020.


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Developers should all have a copy of this book as their reference to aid their Ruby development, ideal starter for Ruby on Rails!

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This is an excellent reference book on Ruby, if you already know Ruby this book will help you a lot, but if you are looking for...  Read More

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This is one of those books that you just need to have. I have both this and the 1.8 Pick Axe book (Programming Ruby: The Pragma...  Read More

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    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    The authors say they based it on the c programming language by brian kernighan and dennis ritchie and i think they've achieved the same sort of quality.

    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    However, on a kindle, iphone, or another small mobile device, this does happen.

    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    This is not a major issue, but sample code really should not wrap to new lines.

    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    If you want the ebook, you can pay an extra $4.

    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    This is done through o'reilly's website (theirs a link in the ebook to take you straight to the upgrade page).

    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    I recommend the upgrade because the pdf is formatted and looks just like the physical book, and the sample code does not wrap lines.

    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Like the book says in the beginning: ruby is not a simple language.

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