I picked up Learn to Program (a fantastic book) from the library a few weeks ago, and have enjoyed reading it in the evenings. Chris has the best mix of humour and tempo in a beginners programming books I’ve ever read. Maybe it’s because Rudy doesn’t have the baggage, most procedural languages have. I even passed the book to my wife (a confessed computer disliker) to read, as I thought Chris has so well captured the context of problem been described.
The books it targeted at the beginner, and stays well to this course, but at the end block’s and proc’s are shown, so you get a feel of the power/elegance Ruby has.
Now I just need to find something to use Ruby on….