April 12, 2007
TechBookReport on 'The Ruby Way'
TBR writes "It is, perhaps, inevitable that the first code you write in a new programming looks suspiciously like code from the language you already know. I can remember my own first Java applications looking suspiciously procedural and C-like. In making those first moves into object orientation it takes a while before it all makes sense. Even when picking up a new object oriented language things don't fall into place at once - Python code that looks like weirdly indented Java isn't so far fetched. Writing code that is idiomatic and fully captures the abstractions and features of a language is a skill that takes time to develop. The Ruby Way, by Hal Fulton, aims to help the developer who has already picked up on the basics of the language to go that extra step and write code the, er, Ruby way."