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Programming Ruby the Pragmatic Programmers 2ND Edition

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Ruby is an increasingly popular, fully object-oriented dynamic programming language, hailed by many practitioners as the finest and most useful language available today. When Ruby first burst onto the scene in the Western world, the Pragmatic Programmers were there with the definitive reference manual, Programming Ruby: The Pragmatic Programmer's Guide.

Now in its second edition, author Dave Thomas has expanded the famous Pickaxe book with over 200 pages of new content, covering all the improved language features of Ruby 1.8 and standard library modules. The Pickaxe contains four major sections:

  • An acclaimed tutorial on using Ruby.
  • The definitive reference to the language.
  • Complete documentation on all built-in classes, modules, and methods
  • Complete descriptions of all 98 standard libraries.


If you enjoyed the First Edition, you'll appreciate the expanded content, including enhanced coverage of installation, packaging, documenting Ruby source code, threading and synchronization, and enhancing Ruby's capabilities using C-language extensions. Programming for the World Wide Web is easy in Ruby, with new chapters on XML/RPC, SOAP, distributed Ruby, templating systems, and other web services. There's even a new chapter on unit testing.

This is the definitive reference manual for Ruby, including a description of all the standard library modules, a complete reference to all built-in classes and modules (including more than 250 significant changes since the First Edition). Coverage of other features has grown tremendously, including details on how to harness the sophisticated capabilities of irb, so you can dynamically examine and experiment with your running code. "Ruby is a wonderfully powerful and useful language, and whenever I'm working with it this book is at my side" --Martin Fowler, Chief Scientist, ThoughtWorks

Book News Annotation:

Ruby is a cross-platform, object-oriented programing language designed to make programming easier. Thomas, an active member of the Ruby community, provides a tutorial on using Ruby, a reference to the language, complete documentation of all built-in classes, modules, and methods, and descriptions of all 98 standard libraries. This second edition contains 200 pages of new material and a complete update for the latest version of Ruby.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Ruby is an increasingly popular, fully object-oriented dynamic programming language, hailed by many practitioners as the finest and most useful language available today. When Ruby first burst onto the scene in the Western world, the Pragmatic Programmers were there with the definitive reference manual, Programming Ruby: The Pragmatic Programmer's Guide.

Now in its Second Edition, author Dave Thomas has expanded the famous Pickaxe book with over 200 pages of new content, covering all the new and improved language features of Ruby 1.8 and standard library modules

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780974514055
With:
Fowler, Chad
Publisher:
Pragmatic Bookshelf
With:
Fowler, Chad
Author:
Hunt, Andy
Author:
Thomas, Dave
Author:
Thomas, David
Author:
Fowler, Chad
Subject:
Programming Languages - General
Subject:
Object-oriented programming (computer science
Subject:
Ruby (Computer program language)
Subject:
Object-oriented pro
Subject:
Software Engineering - Programming and Languages
Subject:
Programming languages;Ruby;dynamic languages;reference;scripting;web programming
Subject:
Programming / Object Oriented
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Publication Date:
20041031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
864
Dimensions:
9.38x7.40x1.56 in. 2.86 lbs.

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Ruby is an increasingly popular, fully object-oriented dynamic programming language, hailed by many practitioners as the finest and most useful language available today. When Ruby first burst onto the scene in the Western world, the Pragmatic Programmers were there with the definitive reference manual, Programming Ruby: The Pragmatic Programmer's Guide.

Now in its Second Edition, author Dave Thomas has expanded the famous Pickaxe book with over 200 pages of new content, covering all the new and improved language features of Ruby 1.8 and standard library modules

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