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Ruby Phrasebook by Jason Clinton

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Chapter . Introduction

Audience

You can find some great Ruby books on the market. If you are new to Ruby, a friend or someone on the Internet has probably already listed some favorite Ruby books—and you should buy those books. But every book has its niche: Each attempts to appeal to a certain need of a programmer.

It is my belief that the best thing this book can do for you is show you the code. I promise to keep the chat to a minimum, to focus instead on the quality and quantity of actual Ruby code. I’ll also keep as much useful information in as tight a space as is possible.

Unlike any other book on the market at the time of this writing, this book is intended to be a (laptop-bag) “pocket-size” resource that enables you to quickly look up a topic ...

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