Programming Ruby


Programming Ruby

Infobox Book |
name = Programming Ruby


author = Dave Thomas, Chad Fowler, Andrew Hunt
cover_artist =
country = United States of America
publisher = Pragmatic Programmers
release_date = 22 Oct 2004
media_type = Print (Paperback)
pages = 864 pages (second edition)
isbn = ISBN 0-97-451405-5

"Programming Ruby" is a book about the Ruby programming language by Dave Thomas and Andrew Hunt, authors of "The Pragmatic Programmer". In the Ruby community, it is commonly known as "The Pickaxe" because of the pickaxe on the cover. The book has helped Ruby to spread outside Japan.

The complete first edition of this book is freely available at Ruby Central, under the Open Publication License v1.0, and was published by Addison-Wesley. The second edition, covering the features of Ruby 1.8, was published by The Pragmatic Programmers, LLC.

External links

* [http://www.rubycentral.com/book/ First edition] (for online reading) at RubyCentral
* [http://www.pragprog.com/titles/ruby Second edition] at The Pragmatic Programmers


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