I decided to start with this book as a method to build a base towards my July goal of learning Ruby. While this book has no Ruby code in it, it is a great conceptual book about programming. And actually great book for business and personal productivity as well, obviously with a programming slant. If you have no interest in programming the business concepts would be useful, but not terribly effective.
Really an interesting and enjoyable read, hopefully learning a new programming language with a more structured method will be as exciting as the authors of this book make it sound. I think the techniques and concepts preached about and repeated will for sure be very useful, hopefully helping me become a kickass Ruby on Rails developer 🙂