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Elizabeth's How to Think... With Ruby #

by why in cult

Thinking Like a Scientist... in Pastels.

Okayyy. So, I really thought our free books were in decline. But what’s this? Elizabeth Wiethoff started a book back during the summer titled How To Think Like a Computer Scientist: Learning With Ruby. (She translating from the Java one.) I checked del.icio.us and only one person knew about it.

She’s only three chapters deep, but a lot of the code is there. One thing about this book: if you’re precocious, I’m sure you could help her translate some chapters. I mean there’s already some blank bullets for you on the contrib page.

said on 27 Dec 2006 at 16:10

One of my professors at Olin College, Allen Downey, wrote the original version of the book, which is in about 4 or 5 different languages now. I always wanted to be the one to start the Ruby version but alas I was too slow!

I think he started teaching in Java but then he switched to Python after learning it by reading his own book translated by someone else. Now maybe he can start using Ruby!

11 Jul 2010 at 20:52

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