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Programming Ruby 1.9: The Pragmatic Programmers' Guide

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Would you like to go from first idea to working code much, much faster? Do you currently spend more time satisfying the compiler instead of your clients or end users? Are you frustrated with demanding languages that seem to get in your way, instead of getting the work done? Are you using Rails, and want to dig deeper into the underlying Ruby language? If so, then we've got a language and book for you!

Ruby 1.9 is the latest version of Ruby. It has many compelling features, including multinationalization support, new block scoping, and better performance. At the same time, the current Ruby 1.8 is still being maintained and is widely used. We're therefore releasing both the Ruby 1.9 version of the PickAxe (this book) alongside the 1.8 version of the PickAxe. Readers can choose the book that matches their environment.

Ruby is a fully object-oriented language, much like the classic object-oriented language, Smalltalk. Like Smalltalk, it is dynamically typed (as opposed to Java or C++), but unlike Smalltalk, Ruby features the same conveniences found in modern scripting languages, making Ruby a favorite tool of intelligent, forward-thinking programmers and the basis for the Rails web framework.

This is the reference manual for Ruby, including a description of all the standard library modules, a complete reference to all built-in classes and modules (including all the new and changed methods introduced by Ruby 1.9). It also includes all the new and changed syntax and semantics introduced since Ruby 1.8. Learn about the new parameter passing rules, local variable scoping in blocks, fibers, multinationalization, and the new block declaration syntax, among other exciting new features.

Book News Annotation:

This tutorial and reference for the newest release of the Ruby language and programming environment, Ruby 1.9, is intended for both experienced Ruby programmers who want to switch to the new release and to programmers who want to learn the language. Thomas, who wrote most of the documentation in the Ruby source code, and co-authors Chad Fowler and Andy Hunt note that 1.9 is a major release and incorporates several new features: multinationalization, new block syntax and scoping rules, a new and faster virtual machine, and hundreds of new methods in dozens of new classes and modules. The book is well written and provides clear instructions and numerous examples. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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A reference manual for Ruby, this edition includes a description of all the standard library modules, a complete guide to all built-in classes and modules, and the new and changed syntax and semantics introduced since Ruby 1.8.

Synopsis:

Ruby is a fully object-oriented language, much like the classic object-oriented language, Smalltalk. Like Smalltalk, it is dynamically typed (as opposed to Java or C++), but unlike Smalltalk, Ruby features the same conveniences found in modern scripting languages, making Ruby a favorite tool of intelligent, forward-thinking programmers and the basis for the Rails web framework.

This is the reference manual for Ruby, including a description of all the standard library modules, a complete reference to all built-in classes and modules (including all the new and changed methods introduced by Ruby 1.9). It also includes all the new and changed syntax and semantics introduced since Ruby 1.8. Learn about the new parameter passing rules, local variable scoping in blocks, fibers, multinationalization, and the new block declaration syntax, among other exciting new features.

About the Author

Dave Thomas, as one of the authors of the Agile Manifesto, understands agility. As the author of "Programming Ruby," he understands Ruby. And, as an active Rails developer, he knows Rails.

Chad Fowler is an internationally known software developer, trainer, manager, speaker, and musician. Over the past decade he has worked with some of the world's largest companies and most admired software developers.

Chad is VP of Engineering at LivingSocial. He is co-organizer of RubyConf and RailsConf and author or co-author of a number of popular software books, including The Passionate Programmer: Creating a Remarkable Career in Software Development.

Andy Hunt is a programmer turned consultant, author and publisher. He co-authored the best-selling book "The Pragmatic Programmer," was one of the 17 founders of the Agile Alliance, and co-founded the Pragmatic Bookshelf, publishing award-winning and critically acclaimed books for software developers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781934356081
Subtitle:
The Pragmatic Programmers' Guide
Author:
Thomas, Dave
With:
Hunt, Andy
With:
Fowler, Chad
Author:
Fowler, Chad
Author:
Hunt, Andy
Publisher:
Pragmatic Bookshelf
Subject:
Programming Languages - CGI, Javascript, Perl, VBScript
Subject:
Programming - Software Development
Subject:
Programming Languages - JavaScript
Subject:
Software Development & Engineering - General
Subject:
Computer Languages-CGI
Subject:
1.9;agile;dynamic;dynamic languages;library;new edition;pickaxe;rails;reference;ruby;ruby 1.9;ruby library;ruby reference;scripting
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Facets of Ruby
Publication Date:
20090508
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
864
Dimensions:
9 x 7.5 x 1.5 in 2.74 lb

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A reference manual for Ruby, this edition includes a description of all the standard library modules, a complete guide to all built-in classes and modules, and the new and changed syntax and semantics introduced since Ruby 1.8.
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Ruby is a fully object-oriented language, much like the classic object-oriented language, Smalltalk. Like Smalltalk, it is dynamically typed (as opposed to Java or C++), but unlike Smalltalk, Ruby features the same conveniences found in modern scripting languages, making Ruby a favorite tool of intelligent, forward-thinking programmers and the basis for the Rails web framework.

This is the reference manual for Ruby, including a description of all the standard library modules, a complete reference to all built-in classes and modules (including all the new and changed methods introduced by Ruby 1.9). It also includes all the new and changed syntax and semantics introduced since Ruby 1.8. Learn about the new parameter passing rules, local variable scoping in blocks, fibers, multinationalization, and the new block declaration syntax, among other exciting new features.

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