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Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
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The Ruby Way assumes that the reader is already familiar with the subject matter. Using many code samples it focuses on "how-to use Ruby" for specific applications, either as a stand-alone language, or in conjunction with other languages.
Topics covered include:
* Simple data tasks;
* Manipulating structured data;
* External data manipulation;
* User interfaces;
* Handling threads;
* System programming;
* Network and web programming;
* Tools and utilities.
Chapter 1, "Ruby in Review", introduces the basics of the language. This is a must-read section for those who are new to Ruby.
Chapter 2, "Simple Data Tasks". Accomplishing various tasks with String, regular expression, Number, Time, and Date types is explained here. Don't let the "Simple" in the chapter's title mislead you, though
Chapter 5 deals with "OOP and Dynamicity in Ruby".
Chapter 6, "Graphical Interfaces for Ruby", covers the creation of GUIs using three GUI bindings: Tk, GTK, and Fox. It's a nice treatment but not an exhaustive treatment.
Chapter 9, "Network and Web Programming", covers a lot of ground: SMTP, threaded servers, mod_ruby, e_ruby, the CGI and FastCGI modules, Ruby-based HTTP servers, distributed Ruby (also called drb), and XML parsing. Several large case studies are presented, including a peer-to-peer chess server, a message board, and a distributed stock ticker simulation. While two XML parsers are presented (XMLParser and NQXML) the popular pure-Ruby REXML module is not covered here.
There are a few errors in the code so do check out the listed websites on the book for errata.
Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 9
Nice flow and easy to understand language has been used.
Some code snippets are wrong and some core issues have not been treated exhaustively.
The book is very good and is a must in your cupboard. Maybe you need to buya new cupboard 'cause this doesn't really fit in with the Harry Potter books.
Some core issues have not been given due importance but that can be understood as the book promises to deliver a lot, and does. The book deals with many wide aspects of Ruby and thus, some things have been missed out.