Addison-Wesley Programming Ruby: The Pragmatic Programmer's Guide
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Programming Ruby: The Pragmatic Programmer's Guide
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"I love it. Conceptually it is really clean, and sweet."
--Kent Beck, author of Extreme Programming Explained, on the Ruby language
Programming Ruby: The Pragmatic Programmer's Guide is your complete Ruby resource. It provides a tutorial and overview of Ruby version 1.6; a detailed description of the language's structure, syntax, and operation; a guide to building applications with Ruby; and a comprehensive library reference.
Mining real rubies is hard work done with a pickaxe, but mining ruby the language is simple With this book, you'll find it remarkably easy to Learn Ruby basics. You'll find normal stuff like classes, objects, and exceptions, as well as more interesting features, such as infinite-precision integers, iterators, mixins, and threads.
# Write large, well-structured Ruby programs
# Write CGI scripts and create dynamic Ruby pages for the Web
# Create cross-platform GUI applications
# Access Microsoft Windows native API calls and automate Windows applications
# Extend Ruby using C code
Other gems you'll find in Programming Ruby include:
* An alphabetical reference to all of the built-in classes, modules, and the standard library, documenting over a thousand methods
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* A guide to downloading the Ruby language itself, as well as other Ruby resources
* Numerous examples (that really work) appear throughout the book. You will come away from this book with an appreciation for Ruby's power, flexibility, and clarity. You'll be armed with the information you need to put Ruby to work for you and your projects.