Best Reference Books – Ruby Programming

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Ruby Programming subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Ruby Programming along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Ruby Programming subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Ruby Programming" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “The Ruby Programming Language” by David Flanagan

“The Ruby Programming Language” Book Review: This book is written for computer science students and people interested in learning Ruby. The basic topics of Ruby like numbers, strings, ranges, arrays, and many more are elaborately explained in this book. Other topics like conditionals, loops, exceptions and other Ruby expressions are also included in this book. An explanation of closures in Ruby along with information about functional programming techniques are also provided. Topics like global variables and functions, command-line arguments supported by the Ruby interpreter and Ruby’s security mechanism are addressed.

2. “Programming Ruby” by Dave Thomas
3. “Computer Science Programming Basics in Ruby” by Ophir Frieder

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“Computer Science Programming Basics in Ruby” Book Review: This book is written for computer science students and people interested in learning Ruby. This book contains information about writing algorithms to solve real-world problems, basics of computer architecture and searching techniques and comparison-based sorting algorithms. Chapters explaining about building objects from other objects, manipulating files and using that data in the software and many more are also included in this book.

4. “Ruby Programming Ebook” by Arun Jagota

“Ruby Programming Ebook” Book Review: This book is written for computer science students and people interested in learning Ruby. This book elaborately explains basic topics like variables, constants, symbols and hashes. It also provides information on sets, methods, blocks, iterators and regular expressions. Control structures, classes, exception-handling, and multi-threading are also explained in detail. Examples are included for each concept along with explanations for better understanding.

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5. “Beginning Ruby: From Novice to Professional” by Peter Cooper
6. “The Well-Grounded Rubyist” by David A Black

“The Well-Grounded Rubyist” Book Review: This book is written for computer science students and people interested in learning Ruby. This book elaborately explains all the basic topics of Ruby. It also provides information on advanced topics like callable objects, reflection and threading in detail. It also gives information on new Ruby features such as keyword arguments, lazy enumerators and module prepend. Updated information on new and changed core classes and methods are also provided in this book.

7. “Ruby: Programming, Master’s Handbook: A TRUE Beginner’s Guide! Problem Solving” by Codewell Academy and R M Z Trigo
8. “Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby: An Agile Primer” by Sandi Metz

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“Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby: An Agile Primer” Book Review: This book is written for computer science students and people interested in learning Ruby. It contains information about object-oriented programming, defining flexible interfaces among objects and reducing programming overhead costs with duck typing. It also provides explanations about designing cost-effective tests, applying inheritance and solving common problems associated with poorly designed Ruby code.

9. “Ruby Programming For Beginners: The Simple Guide to Learning Ruby Programming Language Fast!” by Tim Warren

“Ruby Programming For Beginners: The Simple Guide to Learning Ruby Programming Language Fast!” Book Review: This book is written for computer science students and people interested in learning Ruby. This book elaborately explains basic topics of Ruby like objects, methods, classes, instances and many more. It also provides information about data structures and Ruby Collections. Samples of Ruby code along with explanations are also provided for better understanding.

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10. “Intro To Ruby Programming: Beginners Guide Series” by John Elder

“Intro To Ruby Programming: Beginners Guide Series” Book Review: This book is written for computer science students and people interested in learning Ruby. The reader does not require any programming knowledge to understand this book. This book also provides information about topics like if/then statements, array, hashes, loops and methods. Practice exercises are included at the end of each chapter for better understanding of the concepts taught in this book.

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