Topic: Suggestions for book on learning Ruby
I'm looking for a decent book on learning Ruby, and would like to ask for suggestions. My thinking is that if I learn Ruby while learning Rails, it will help give me a deeper understanding of the how and why of RoR.
As for myself, I know the basics of programming and the terminology. My preferred learning style is to work through a book chapter by chapter, then doing exercises at the end of each chapter to reinforce what I have learned. I like to go to other books as references so that I can dig deeper if I want to. (I already have the Pickaxe book.)
Your suggestions would be deeply appreciated.
PS: As for myself, I have worked with dotcom startups mostly on the product management and management side. RoR is the most exciting framework I have yet seen. Before I always felt that there was a gap between the technical and non-technical people when it came to development. Neither side was entirely satisfied with the results. I see RoR as a useful tool for bridging this gap. My goal is to make changes to a web app as soon as I think of them; before that was never possible.
I enjoy this forum; it's very helpful for a newbie like me.