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The Well-Grounded Rubyist takes you from interested novice to proficient practitioner. It's a beautifully written tutorial that begins with the basic steps to get your first Ruby program up and running and goes on to explore sophisticated topics like callable objects, reflection, and threading. Whether the topic is simple or tough, the book's easy-to-follow examples and explanations will give you immediate confidence as you build your Ruby programming skills.

The Well-Grounded Rubyist is a thoroughly revised and updated edition of the best-selling Ruby for Rails. In this new book, expert author David A. Black moves beyond Rails and presents a broader view of Ruby. It covers Ruby 1.9, and keeps the same sharp focus and clear writing that made Ruby for Rails stand out.

Starting with the basics, The Well-Grounded Rubyist explains Ruby objects and their interactions from the ground up. In the middle chapters, the book turns to an examination of Ruby's built-in, core classes, showing the reader how to manipulate strings, numbers, arrays, ranges, hashes, sets, and more. Regular expressions get attention, as do file and other I/O operations.

Along the way, the reader is introduced to numerous tools included in the standard Ruby distribution--tools like the task manager Rake and the interactive Ruby console-based interpreter Irb--that facilitate Ruby development and make it an integrated and pleasant experience.

The book encompasses advanced topics, like the design of Ruby's class and module system, and the use of Ruby threads, taking even the new Rubyist deep into the language and giving every reader the foundations necessary to use, explore, and enjoy this unusually popular and versatile language.

It's no wonder one reader commented: "The technical depth is just right to not distract beginners, yet detailed enough for more advanced readers."

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.

Book News Annotation:

Black has been a Ruby programmer since 2000, and he offers this tutorial on the new Ruby 1.9.1 version for fellow programmers who need to master the improved language features and concepts. The author uses clear step-by-step instructions suitable for both novice and expert programmers to explain Ruby language literacy, basic installation, objects and methods, modules and program organization, control-flow techniques, built-in essentials, scalar objects, the I/O system and callable and runnable objects. Purchase of the print version enables access to a free PDF version on the Manning website. Distributed in the US and Canada by O'Reilly. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The Well-Grounded Rubyist takes you from interested novice to proficient practitioner. It's a beautifully written tutorial that begins with the basic steps to get your first Ruby program up and running and goes on to explore sophisticated topics like callable objects, reflection, and threading. Whether the topic is simple or tough, the book's easy-to-follow examples and explanations will give you immediate confidence as you build your Ruby programming skills. Along the way, the reader is introduced to numerous tools included in the standard Ruby distribution--tools like the task manager Rake and the interactive Ruby console-based interpreter Irb--that facilitate Ruby development and make it an integrated and pleasant experience.

About the Author

David A. Black is a Senior Developer at Cyrus Innovation, Inc., and the director of Ruby Power and Light, LLC. He has been programming in Ruby since 2000, and is also a director of Ruby Central, Inc., the parent organization of the International Ruby Conference (RubyConf).

Product Details

ISBN:
9781933988658
Author:
Black, David A
Publisher:
Manning Publications
Author:
Black, David
Author:
Black, David A.
Subject:
Programming - Software Development
Subject:
Internet - World Wide Web
Subject:
Online Services - General
Subject:
Software Development & Engineering - General
Subject:
Web - General
Subject:
Software Engineering-General
Subject:
ActiveRecord;Camping;Rails;Ruby;Ruby on Rails;Ruby programming;Ruport;database;enterprise Ruby;integration;integration with Ruby,;merb;reliable-messaging;ruby beginner;stomp
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20090607
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
520
Dimensions:
9.24x7.40x1.04 in. 1.91 lbs.

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The Well-Grounded Rubyist takes you from interested novice to proficient practitioner. It's a beautifully written tutorial that begins with the basic steps to get your first Ruby program up and running and goes on to explore sophisticated topics like callable objects, reflection, and threading. Whether the topic is simple or tough, the book's easy-to-follow examples and explanations will give you immediate confidence as you build your Ruby programming skills. Along the way, the reader is introduced to numerous tools included in the standard Ruby distribution--tools like the task manager Rake and the interactive Ruby console-based interpreter Irb--that facilitate Ruby development and make it an integrated and pleasant experience.
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