Ruby - Why's (poinant) guide to ruby

Se existe uma única razão, e uma razão bem forte, para alguém aprender Ruby, é ler e seguir o Why’s (poignant) guide to ruby. Parece com aqueles livros da série Head First, misturado com tiras de quadrinhos de jornal, acrescido de insights e uma grande pitada de Lewis Carrol.

Qualquer livro que tenha isto na introdução vale a pena ser lido:

So you’re like, “Wow, this book comes with an onion!” (Even if you don’t particularly like onions, I’m sure you can appreciate the logistics of shipping any sort of produce discreetly inside of an alleged programming manual.)

Then you ask yourself, “Wait a minute. I thought this was a book on Ruby, the incredible new programming language from Japan. And although I can appreciate the logistics of shipping any sort of produce discreetly inside of an alleged programming manual: Why an onion? What am I supposed to do with it?”

No. Please don’t puzzle over it. You don’t need to do anything with the onion. Set the onion aside and let it do something with you.

Bom, agora só preciso de um servidor com Ruby on Rails para a diversão ser completa.