Friday, July 11, 2008

Why's (Poignant) Guide to Ruby

In a spark to learn a little about how to program in Ruby I ran across Why's (Poignant) Guide to Ruby.
It is definitely a different take on teaching programming. For example, there are cartoons sprawled all over the place. One cartoon has the two characters trying to convince the author to use the phrase "Crunchy Bacon" in one of his quotes.
There is also a side-bar that includes other such ramblings, such as at the beginning explaining that the book is released under the Creative Commons license, and what the means. The explanation being that the author's visions of wealth and fame from the book are being tossed out, and the reader is enabled to take those on for him or herself.
Anyhow, I'm enjoying reading it.