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Learn Ruby: The Beginner Guide: An Introduction to Ruby Programming by [Williams, Jake Day]
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Ruby Programming


Learn Ruby Programming was written for both new programmers and those wanting to learn another language. If you ever wanted to explore the Ruby programming language without committing to weeks of your time, this book is for you. I've taken everything from my tutorial videos and consolidated them into this perfect collection of coding exercises.

Video Tutorials Included


Most the lessons in this book have a corresponding video that can help solidify the concept being taught. Video links are at the end of the book. New videos that go even further than the book are added often. If you have questions on a particular topic, check to see if there's a video for it. If there is, check the video's comment section to see if the question has been asked and answered already. If it hasn't, leave your question in the video's comment section. I will work to answer it as soon as possible.

About Me


My name is Jake Day Williams. I teach programming at Wild Academy.

Frequently Asked Questions


Q. Should I learn Ruby?
A. Yes.

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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa17eb4ec) out of 5 stars 17 reviews
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa231a498) out of 5 stars Great Starter Jan. 9 2015
By CheeseFry - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Jake Day William's book is a great primer for someone learning to code/ learning ruby. It is straight forward and helps break down elements of Ruby code. This would be especially good for someone who wants to learn to code but struggles to know where to start (Hint, THIS IS IT). This book will help you if you aren't sure "what is this thingy called." Or when looking at basic code and wondering "What the heck might this thing do."

Jake hosts a youtube channel "wildacademy" where you can hear him walk through the exercises in the book as well as continue to USE the things he taught. His lessons walk you through coding and provide other insights into programming. He has even suggested a book or two that I've decided to pick up and feel edified for the effort.

Now to balance this review out I must gripe some. This is essentially a cut down version of Why's (poignant) guide to Ruby, and this book is not nearly as exhaustive as well (it's certainly missing distracting side stories and cartoon foxes). Jake's book is quite concise so it will in no way be the last book you read on Ruby. That being said, he gets ride of a lot of distractions which makes it an easy read in less than 3 hours. (I did it even with a crying baby trying to climb over me.) I hope the author can churn out the next book in the series quickly so I can keep this programming buzz going but until then his youtube channel will have to suffice.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa231a24c) out of 5 stars Excellent book. Jan. 4 2015
By Anthony Harvey - Published on Amazon.com
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I found this book to be extremely useful in understanding how to use Ruby and how to code. Works very well with the tutorials from Wild Academy on YouTube. Also helped to explain certain parts I had difficulties with. If your learning Ruby it's a must.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa11f445c) out of 5 stars Learning Ruby Programming Jan. 5 2015
By Danny R. Berry - Published on Amazon.com
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Excellent work Jake. I am retired and had never had the time to dive into programming during my working career.
I ran across your videos on youtube and have enjoyed learning Ruby and the way that you teach it.
Keep up the good work and congratulations on your first book.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa11f4354) out of 5 stars Awesome tutorials! Jan. 9 2015
By Ruben Esparza - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
I recommend Jake Williams to anyone who is leaning to code. He had great tutorials on his YouTube channel that I have been following and have definitely learned lots. Highly recommend!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa11f4990) out of 5 stars Overpriced for what you get. Aug. 30 2015
By Ben Lanning - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
To say that this book is brief is already saying too much. If you are looking for an incredibly succinct overview of the most basic aspects of Ruby syntax this will do, but so will hundreds of web sites for free, while this book cost $3.99 in the kindle store last time I looked. (8-30-1015) This book is 125 pages (this is a very generous estimate by my kindle since nearly half of the pages are blank due to odd formatting of the book).

So in short, if this is what you are looking for in an introduction or reference and you do not mind the price, go for it. If you just want the info fast and easy, then read a free web page and save up for a better book.