This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
We tried out best to make the book friendly to someone who didn't know much Ruby at all, but the feedback we've had is that we did set the bar a little bit high. We obviously didn't have time to teach Ruby as well as Cucumber, so we did have to make some assumptions about what the reader would be able to learn for themselves about the language outside of the book. The examples are pretty gentle, but you'll probably want a copy of something like Brian Marick's Everyday Scripting With Ruby by your side as you follow along with the examples.