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Ruby Programming for the Absolute Beginner
Targeting the novice, this guide teaches the basics of computer programming with Ruby through the creation of simple computer games. Not only will this "learn by doing" approach provide programmers with an instant sense of accomplishment, but its also a fun way to learn.
Paperback, 358 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Course Technology
(first published January 10th 2007)
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A benefit of this book is that all the covered game scripts exist on the book's website. The book covers the basic constructs of Ruby: loops, regular expressions, exception handling, and debugger. A brief into to Object Oriented programming is given. A very basic book.