Ruby eBooks

by Satish Talim on May 8, 2007

Ruby is growing in popularity. For those looking at learning Ruby, there are many online resources available. In case you want to learn Ruby offline, then here is a list of all the free, Ruby eBooks available for download.

  1. Ruby Study Notes. A thorough collection of Ruby Study Notes for those who are new to the language and in search of a solid introduction to Ruby’s concepts and constructs. Purchase this Ruby eBook.
  2. The Little Book Of Ruby. It will guide you through the fundamentals of Ruby programming.
  3. Mr. Neighborly’s Humble Little Ruby Book. It walks you through the very basics of working with Ruby.

If you have come across any other free, downloadable eBook on Ruby then please post a comment with the url.

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Ruby On Rails Examples May 8, 2007 at 4:41 pm

Thank you for the useful resources.

Ruby On Rails Examples


Jose Luis May 11, 2007 at 9:02 am has more free ebooks :) . I added that website to my free ebooks search engine (


Jose Luis May 11, 2007 at 6:46 pm

I added your Ruby eBook too. :)


Ian Ozsvald May 16, 2007 at 5:58 pm

ShowMeDo hosts several series on Introductory Ruby topics. This ‘Ruby Introductions’ series by Chinmoy Gavini:
is very good.

Chinmoy covers many topics for the beginner. I know that these aren’t eBooks but the content is just as useful. We have some other Ruby (and Rails) screencasts, all free, all very educational:

Ian Ozsvald (co-founder of

Reply July 26, 2010 at 12:50 am

Reasons why I go for e-books

1. They are delivered almost instantaneously. You purchase and download and start reading them within minutes without leaving your chair. No need to wait for them for days, weeks and sometimes more to arrive by mail. If you buy books online you have to pay packing and shipping cost, but e-books no packing, no shipping.

2. Go GREEN – Save the Forests – No trees are required to manufacture paper for the pages of an e-book.

3. Many e-books are sold nowadays with bonuses, which you usually do not get with a printed book. This adds value to your purchase.

4. They are more safely stored and carried from one place to another, than ordinary books. They also withstand time more than books.

5. They can show links for easy access to more information and relate you directly to websites.


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