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Publisher Comments:

How do you write truly elegant code with Ruby? Ruby Best Practices is for programmers who want to use Ruby as experienced Rubyists do. Written by the developer of the Ruby project Prawn, this concise book explains how to design beautiful APIs and domain-specific languages with Ruby, as well as how to work with functional programming ideas and techniques that can simplify your code and make you more productive. You'll learn how to write code that's readable, expressive, and much more.

Ruby Best Practices will help you:

  • Understand the secret powers unlocked by Ruby's code blocks
  • Learn how to bend Ruby code without breaking it, such as mixing in modules on the fly
  • Discover the ins and outs of testing and debugging, and how to design for testability
  • Learn to write faster code by keeping things simple
  • Develop strategies for text processing and file management, including regular expressions
  • Understand how and why things can go wrong
  • Reduce cultural barriers by leveraging Ruby's multilingual capabilities

This book also offers you comprehensive chapters on driving code through tests, designing APIs, and project maintenance. Learn how to make the most of this rich, beautiful language with Ruby Best Practices.

Book News Annotation:

Brown, developer of the Ruby project Prawn, explains how to bend Ruby code without breaking it and write faster code by keeping things simple. Rather than a collection of code recipes, the book explores different approaches for solving problems in Ruby. Each of the book's eight chapters starts with a case study based on code from real Ruby projects, to provide practical experience in code reading. The rest of the chapter mixes real code with abstract examples. Three appendices cover writing backwards-compatible code, leveraging Ruby's standard library, and Ruby 'worst practices'. Not intended for beginners, the book assumes a technical grasp of Ruby and some experience developing software with it. Brown is a Rubyist who works on free software projects in Ruby. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

With this concise book, Ruby programmers learn how to design beautiful APIs and domain-specific languages, write code that's readable and expressive, and work with functional programming ideas and techniques that can simplify code and make them more productive.

About the Author

Gregory T. Brown is a New Haven, CT based Rubyist who spends most of his time on free software projects in Ruby. His main projects are Prawn and Ruport, and he is also the author of the upcoming book Ruby Best Practices. He also is in possession of a small bamboo plant that seems to be invincible, and he is quite proud of this accomplishment.

Table of Contents

ForewordPrefaceChapter 1: Driving Code Through TestsChapter 2: Designing Beautiful APIsChapter 3: Mastering the Dynamic ToolkitChapter 4: Text Processing and File ManagementChapter 5: Functional Programming TechniquesChapter 6: When Things Go WrongChapter 7: Reducing Cultural BarriersChapter 8: Skillful Project MaintenanceWriting Backward-Compatible CodeLeveraging Rubys Standard LibraryRuby Worst PracticesColophon

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ISBN:
9780596523008
Author:
Brown, Gregory
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Foreword by:
Matsumoto, Yukihiro
Foreword:
Matsumoto, Yukihiro
Author:
Brown, Gregory T
Subject:
Software Development & Engineering - General
Subject:
Programming Languages - JavaScript
Subject:
Object-oriented pro
Subject:
Ruby (Computer program language)
Subject:
Programming - Software Development
Subject:
Software Engineering-General
Subject:
agile;antipatterns;api;best practices;design;functional programming;internationalization;patterns;performance;rails;ruby;testing;web
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Print PDF
Publication Date:
20090631
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TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.1 x 7 x 0.8 in 0.98 lb

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