by Eric Weinstein
December 2014, 352 pp.
"An enjoyable book that can turn any kid (or adult!) into a programming wizard."
"Vibrant and visually engaging, with chuckle-worthy asides...instructive and kid-friendly."
"This is the programming book I've been waiting for!"
The Ruby programming language is perfect for beginners: easy to learn, powerful, and fun to use! But wouldn't it be more fun if you were learning with the help of some wizards and dragons?
Ruby Wizardry is a playful, illustrated tale that will teach you how to program in Ruby by taking you on a fantastical journey. As you follow the adventures of young heroes Ruben and Scarlet, you’ll learn real programming skills, like how to:
Along the way, you’ll meet colorful characters from around the kingdom, like the hacker Queen, the Off-White Knight, and Wherefore the minstrel. Ruby Wizardry will have you (or your little wizard) hooked on programming in no time.
For ages 10+ (and their parents!)
About the Author
Table of Contents
Foreword by Steve Klabnik
Chapter 1: What This Book’s About
Appendix A: Installing Ruby on Mac and Linux
Check out an interview with Eric in Communications of the ACM!
"Speaking of Ruby, for real, if there's a kid in your life, get them a copy of Ruby Wizardry. It's so great."
"By the best & most wonderful Eric Weinstein: Ruby Wizardry, a new programming book for kids."
"Really psyched about Ruby Wizardry. Looks like the book I've been waiting for (and wanted to write) for years."
"One of a new breed of titles that seeks to help children and young adults to not only get introduced to programming but actually get good at it...highly recommended."
"I can see this book mentioned years to come as this generation reminisces about how they learned to program."
"An extremely valuable tool...entertaining and informative."
"The fun book is designed to make coding concepts and procedures easy to grasp for children."