KevinBaird.net - Ruby By Example
Various updates about Ruby by Example: Concepts and Code
(In reverse chronological order, to befuddle the reader.)
Joey deVilla of GlobalNerdy says
If you’ve already got some programming experience under your belt and are searching for a book that’ll get you up to speed with Ruby very quickly, I strongly recommend Ruby by Example (written by Kevin Baird and published by No Starch Press, whose books on coding have impressed me)... Any introductory material is saved for topics that might be new even to experienced programmers, such as chapter 6's — Functionalism with Blocks and Procs — which may represent some of the best coverage of the topic in any Ruby book.(Emphasis mine).
a positive review of Ruby By Example by Brian Tanaka of LinuxWorld in which he states
Baird knows his stuff, and his writing style combined with his passion for the topic and an exuberant sense of adventure make the book feel personal and engaging -- not dry and stiff.
this is one book you should definitely buy.
- I was recently interviewed for a Dr. Dobb's podcast about Ruby by Example, posted on 2007-07-27. Listen to the interview, conducted by Mike Riley.
There is also a very positive review of Ruby by Example
at LinuxSecurity.com that states:
If you love your scripting languages served with a burst of lambdas and proc objects, or you're a fan of Haskell and Lisp, this book is for you.(Review by Eckie Silapaswang).
Two Degrees of Separation: I find this story interesting. You may or may not. Giles Bowkett (above) seems to like my book, and his blog states that he was introduced to it by Clinton R. Nixon at OSCON. As it turns out, Mr. Nixon and I have a mutual friend in D. Vincent Baker, who I had just given a copy of my book to. I assumed that Vincent had recommended the book to Clinton, and emailed him to thank him for that. But I was mistaken - Clinton had discovered the book independently. I'm very pleased that Clinton found value in the book enough to suggest it to others, and thank him for that.