Satish Talim at the RubyLearning Blog interviewed Wicked Cool Ruby Scripts author Steve Pugh about his book, his background, and how his book differs from other Ruby books out there. Read the interview here.
"I like Steve's style. The foreword and introduction are succinct and to the point. His style and tone are very accessible and the book is informative throughout."
—Ruby Inside (Read More)
"In Wicked Cool Ruby Scripts Mr. Pugh uses simple but functional example scripts, and then dissects them in detail so that the reader understands exactly what each part of the script does. It's a great approach that makes it easy to modify and customize the example scripts, and as you work your way through the book you'll acquire the knowledge you need to write your own scripts from scratch...I give Wicked Cool Ruby Scripts a big thumbs-up."
—LinuxPlanet (Read More)
"Steve Pugh's tone throughout the book is that of a friend who has something fun to share, never browbeating or lecturing. He's not simply writing to show us that he knows how to write Ruby well, he's really trying to help us out."
—Culmination.org (Read More)
"Wicked Cool Ruby Scripts is a must have for any dedicated Ruby coder who wants the most complete toolbox possible available to them."
—The Midwest Book Review (Read More)
"An excellent intermediate- to advanced-level resource, Wicked Cool Ruby Scripts will take programmers already familiar with the basics of Ruby to the next level."
—SciTech Book News, March 2009
"Beginners are sure to pick up Ruby scripting with the help of these scripts."
—The Tech Static (Read More)
"Once you understand Ruby basics, Wicked Cool Ruby Scripts serves as an example of the fun stuff you can do."
—zachhannes.wordpress.com (Read More)
"If you're a programmer waiting for a good excuse to try Ruby, or a Windows sysadmin wondering what an open source programming language can do for you, you'll findnd Wicked Cool Ruby Scripts enlightening, inspiring, and of course... cool."
—JAFDIP (Read More)
"Easy and fun to read, font is readable, doesn't contain pages and pages of uncommented code, source code is available, companion website exists, and the book left me with memorable ways to remember and use the material...It certainly isn't your typical 'Hello World' programming book which is also refreshing."
—Carnal0wnage (Read More)
"The book is very accessible. Each script is carefully explained step-by-step in a manner that can be fully understood by beginners."
—Zen and the Art of Programming (Read More)