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Programming Ruby: The Pragmatic Programmer's Guide
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1 57524 02-20-2004
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100% of reviewers $29.00 9.0

Description: "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
* A reference to object-oriented design libraries, network and Web libraries, and Microsoft Windows support
* 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.

The authors maintain the Ruby FAQ, which can be found on-line at both and

You can read the book here
Keywords: Ruby, Guide, Pragmatic, Programmer
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 0201710897

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Old 02-20-2004, 12:39 AM   #1
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Fedora 7
Posts: 1,305

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: $29.00 | Rating: 9

Pros: Very useful as covers all the basics of Ruby.
Cons: Just the usual stuff that can be found in all programming books.

The book is a must if you ever need to program Ruby. It is so nicely written and all the concepts are given due weightage.

The examples used are very descriptive and the authors have done their best for even a newbie to Ruby to understand the book and use it to become a good programmer.


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