why’s (Poignant) Guide to Ruby (2004)

Creators

why the lucky stiff (writer).

Categorization

Self-described as “the pirate radio of technical manuals.”

Subject

The Ruby programming language.

Commentary

More interesting for its idiosyncracies than its technical contents. The focus is on relatability through humour, apparently a choice made to reach a wider, younger audience.

References here: Clojure for the Brave and True (2015).

non-fiction programming text