I was pretty surprised to find the
Ruby article article
featured at perl.com, but
thinking again it isn't such a surprise: O'Reilly has to
Ruby in a Nutshell, and outside of Japan Perl programmers are probably
the main audience for such a book.
Unfortunately the O'Reilly article missed one of the
most important sources for Ruby beginners:
There is allready the
Programming Ruby book published by
Programmers. You can read the whole book in htmlhere.
So just download Ruby and/or read the free book to
get a feeling about Perls little brother.
You think that O'Reilly omitting the first and only good
currently available book in English on Ruby, a book which
just happened to be produced by a competitor of theirs, is
an accident? Particularly when said book is rather well
known, and is one of the main reasons that the language
has been getting some press lately?