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Ruby in Practice increases your productivity by showing you specific Ruby techniques you can use in your projects. The book offers detailed strategies for using Ruby in a large-scale environment. You'll see concrete examples of integration, messaging, web development, and databases, all presented in a clear Problem/Solution format. This book won't help you push your deadline back, but it will help you get the job done in less time.

Above all, Ruby in Practice is a practical book for developers who want an in depth understanding of the Ruby language and its toolset. The book is divided into three major parts.

The first part concentrates on issues that developers face both from within their organizations and from their peers. The authors weigh the costs and benefits of using Ruby in enterprise development projects, the over-riding theme being that every developer should always aim to use the right tool for any particular job. The authors then examine the pros and cons of developing with Ruby, and where appropriate, compare Ruby to other languages, both conceptually and in code.

The second part discusses techniques for communication and integration of systems. The authors describe how libraries and techniques are used to facilitate messaging, web development and communication automation. They also focus on how the strategies in the first section can be used with these libraries to make development more flexible and efficient.

The last part shows how to manage data and integrate with existing data using Ruby. The authors describe techniques for using existing Ruby libraries that either replace popular Java libraries or can interface with existing data in a different way. They go on to show you how strategies covered in the first section can be used to enable Ruby to interact with existing assets or to build new data systems.

Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.

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McAnally, a Ruby developer, and Arkin, an open source advocate for business software applications, head a team of experts to discuss practical techniques for using the Ruby programming language to integrate both small projects and large scale environments. This guide provides programmers with a problem/solution format that can be applied to REST, web services, asynchronous messaging and deployment. The authors also demonstrate how to use Ruby to automate communication between components and systems, store and authenticate passwords and generate scheduled reports in Ruport. Distributed in the US and Canada by O'Reilly. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (


The book offers detailed strategies for using Ruby in a large-scale environment. Readers are offered concrete examples of integration, messaging, Web development, and databases, all of which are presented in a clear problem/solution format.

About the Author

Jeremy McAnally has been programming for about eight years and doing graphic design for four years. He is curerntly a freelance Ruby and Rails developer, consultant, and author. He has over three years' experience with Ruby and two years' with Rails; in that time has has developed a number of small, localized intranet systems and mediumt- large-scale systems in Ruby.

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Mcanally, Jeremy
Manning Publications
Katz, Yehuda
McAnally, Jeremy
Arkin, Assaf
Programming - Software Development
User Interfaces
Software Development & Engineering - General
Ruby (Computer program language)
Web site development
Software Engineering-General
ActiveRecord;Camping;Rails;Ruby;Ruby on Rails;Ruport;database;enterprise Ruby;integration;integration with Ruby;merb;reliable-messaging;stomp
General Computers
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9.16x7.34x.75 in. 1.34 lbs.

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