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Do you want to push Ruby to its limits? The Ruby Cookbook is the most comprehensive problem-solving guide to today's hottest programming language. It gives you hundreds of solutions to real-world problems, with clear explanations and thousands of lines of code you can use in your own projects.

From data structures and algorithms, to integration with cutting-edge technologies, the Ruby Cookbook has something for every programmer. Beginners and advanced Rubyists alike will learn how to program with:

  • Strings and numbers
  • Arrays and hashes
  • Classes, modules, and namespaces
  • Reflection and metaprogramming
  • XML and HTML processing
  • Ruby on Rails (including Ajax integration)
  • Databases
  • Graphics
  • Internet services like email, SSH, and BitTorrent
  • Web services
  • Multitasking
  • Graphical and terminal interfaces

If you need to write a web application, this book shows you how to get started with Rails. If you're a system administrator who needs to rename thousands of files, you'll see how to use Ruby for this and other everyday tasks. You'll learn how to read and write Excel spreadsheets, classify text with Bayesian filters, and create PDF files. We've even included a few silly tricks that were too cool to leave out, like how to blink the lights on your keyboard.

The Ruby Cookbook is the most useful book yet written about Ruby. When you need to solve a problem, don't reinvent the wheel: look it up in the Cookbook.

Book News Annotation:

In this guide for beginning and advanced Ruby programmers, Carlson and Richardson, both Ruby programmers, supply copy-and-paste code snippets, examples, short tutorials, and solutions to real-world Ruby programming problems. While focus is mainly on generic programming techniques, there is also coverage of specific application frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails and GUI libraries, and discussion of best practices. Each of the book's 23 chapters focuses on a kind of programming or a particular data type, from Ruby's built-in data structures to specific algorithm problems, Ruby philosophy, applications, and auxiliary tasks. Readers should be familiar with Ruby, or at least familiar with other programming languages. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

With the introduction of Ruby on Rails, the Ruby scripting language has been a rising star among programmers over the past year. This new book covers all aspects of the language, from the basics to more advanced issues, so that programmers of any level can learn by example and improve their skills.

Synopsis:

Do you want to push Ruby to its limits? The Ruby Cookbook is the most comprehensive problem-solving guide to today's hottest programming language. It gives you hundreds of solutions to real-world problems, with clear explanations and thousands of lines of code you can use in your own projects.

From data structures and algorithms, to integration with cutting-edge technologies, the Ruby Cookbook has something for every programmer. Beginners and advanced Rubyists alike will learn how to program with: Strings and numbers Arrays and hashes Classes, modules, and namespaces Reflection and metaprogramming XML and HTML processing Ruby on Rails (including Ajax integration) Databases Graphics Internet services like email, SSH, and BitTorrent Web services Multitasking Graphical and terminal interfaces

If you need to write a web application, this book shows you how to get started with Rails. If you're a system administrator who needs to rename thousands of files, you'll see how to use Ruby for this and other everyday tasks. You'll learn how to read and write Excel spreadsheets, classify text with Bayesian filters, and create PDF files. We've even included a few silly tricks that were too cool to leave out, like how to blink the lights on your keyboard.

The Ruby Cookbook is the most useful book yet written about Ruby. When you need to solve a problem, don't reinvent the wheel: look it up in the Cookbook.

About the Author

Lucas Carlson is a professional Ruby programmer who specializes in Rails web development. He has authored a half dozen libraries and contributed to many others, including Rails and RedCloth. He lives in Portland, Oregon and maintains a website at http://rufy.com/.

Leonard Richardson has been programming since he was eight years old. Recently, the quality of his code has improved somewhat. He is responsible for libraries in many languages, including Rubyful Soup. A California native, he now works in New York and maintains a website at http://www.crummy.com/.

Table of Contents

DedicationPrefaceChapter 1: StringsChapter 2: NumbersChapter 3: Date and TimeChapter 4: ArraysChapter 5: HashesChapter 6: Files and DirectoriesChapter 7: Code Blocks and IterationChapter 8: Objects and ClassesChapter 9: Modules and NamespacesChapter 10: Reflection and MetaprogrammingChapter 11: XML and HTMLChapter 12: Graphics and Other File FormatsChapter 13: Databases and PersistenceChapter 14: Internet ServicesChapter 15: Web Development: Ruby on RailsChapter 16: Web Services and Distributed ProgrammingChapter 17: Testing, Debugging, Optimizing, and DocumentingChapter 18: Packaging and Distributing SoftwareChapter 19: Automating Tasks with RakeChapter 20: Multitasking and MultithreadingChapter 21: User InterfaceChapter 22: Extending Ruby with Other LanguagesChapter 23: System AdministrationColophon

Product Details

ISBN:
9780596523695
Author:
Lucas Carlson and Leonard Richardson
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Author:
Richardson, Leonard
Author:
Carlson, Lucas
Subject:
Programming Languages - General
Subject:
Internet - Web Site Design
Subject:
Internet - World Wide Web
Subject:
Object-oriented programming (computer science
Subject:
Programming Languages - CGI, Javascript, Perl, VBScript
Subject:
Ruby (Computer program language)
Subject:
Object-oriented pro
Subject:
Software Engineering - Programming and Languages
Subject:
database;dynamic languages;programming;rails;ruby;web development;xml
Subject:
CourseSmart Subject Description
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Cookbooks (O'Reilly)
Publication Date:
20060731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
910
Dimensions:
9.1 x 7 x 1.7 in 2.85 lb

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Product details 910 pages O'Reilly Media - English 9780596523695 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
With the introduction of Ruby on Rails, the Ruby scripting language has been a rising star among programmers over the past year. This new book covers all aspects of the language, from the basics to more advanced issues, so that programmers of any level can learn by example and improve their skills.
"Synopsis" by , Do you want to push Ruby to its limits? The Ruby Cookbook is the most comprehensive problem-solving guide to today's hottest programming language. It gives you hundreds of solutions to real-world problems, with clear explanations and thousands of lines of code you can use in your own projects.

From data structures and algorithms, to integration with cutting-edge technologies, the Ruby Cookbook has something for every programmer. Beginners and advanced Rubyists alike will learn how to program with: Strings and numbers Arrays and hashes Classes, modules, and namespaces Reflection and metaprogramming XML and HTML processing Ruby on Rails (including Ajax integration) Databases Graphics Internet services like email, SSH, and BitTorrent Web services Multitasking Graphical and terminal interfaces

If you need to write a web application, this book shows you how to get started with Rails. If you're a system administrator who needs to rename thousands of files, you'll see how to use Ruby for this and other everyday tasks. You'll learn how to read and write Excel spreadsheets, classify text with Bayesian filters, and create PDF files. We've even included a few silly tricks that were too cool to leave out, like how to blink the lights on your keyboard.

The Ruby Cookbook is the most useful book yet written about Ruby. When you need to solve a problem, don't reinvent the wheel: look it up in the Cookbook.

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