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Publisher Comments:

Ruby is an agile object-oriented language, borrowing some of the best features from LISP, Smalltalk, Perl, CLU, and other languages. Its popularity has grown tremendously in the five years since the first edition of this book.

 

The Ruby Way takes a “how-to” approach to Ruby programming with the bulk of the material consisting of more than 400 examples arranged by topic. Each example answers the question “How do I do this in Ruby?” Working along with the author, you are presented with the task description and a discussion of the technical constraints. This is followed by a step-by-step presentation of one good solution. Along the way, the author provides detailed commentary and explanations to aid your understanding.

 

Coverage includes

 

•    An overview of Ruby, explaining terminology and basic principles

•    Operations on low-level data types (numbers, strings, regular expressions, dates)

•    The new regular expression engine (Oniguruma)

•    Internationalization (I18N) and message catalogs in Ruby

•    Operations on hashes, arrays, and other data structures such as stacks, trees, and graphs

•    Working with general I/O, files, and persistent objects

•    Database coverage including MySQL, SQLite, Oracle, DBI, and more

•    Ruby-specific techniques in OOP and dynamic programming

•    Graphical interfaces in Ruby (Tk, GTK+, Fox, and Qt)

•    Working with Ruby threads for lightweight multitasking

•    Everyday scripting and system administration in Ruby

•    Working with image files, PDFs, YAML, XML, RSS, and Atom

•    Testing, debugging, profiling, and packaging Ruby code

•    Low-level network programming and client-server interaction

•    Web development tools including Rails, Nitro, Wee, IOWA, and more

•    Working with distributed Ruby, Rinda, and Ring

•    Ruby development tools such as IDEs, documentation tools, and more

 

The source code for the book can be downloaded from www.rubyhacker.com

 

 

Hal Fulton has worked for over 15 years with variousforms of Unix, including AIX, Solaris, and Linux. He was first exposed to Ruby in 1999, and in 2001 he began work on the first edition of this book–the second Ruby book published in the English language. He has attendednumerous Ruby conferences and has given presentations at several of those, including the first European Ruby Conference. 

 

He has two degrees in computer science from the University of Mississippi and taught computer science for four years before moving to Austin, Texas to work as a contractor for variouscompanies, including IBM Austin.  Hal currently works at Broadwing Communications in Austin, Texas, maintaining a large data warehouse and related telecom applications, working daily with C++, Oracle, and, of course, Ruby.

 

 

Synopsis:

The Ruby Way assumes that the reader is already familiar with the subject matter. Using many code samples it focuses on "how-to use Ruby" for specific applications, either as a stand-alone language, or in conjunction with other languages.

Topics covered include:

  • Simple data tasks;
  • Manipulating structured data;
  • External data manipulation;
  • User interfaces;
  • Handling threads;
  • System programming;
  • Network and web programming;
  • Tools and utilities.

Note: The appendices offer instruction on migrating from Perl and Python to Ruby, and extending Ruby in C and C++.

About the Author

Hal Fulton has two degrees in computer science. He has taught at the community college level and also has more than a decade of industry experience as a programmer. He is a member of the ACM and the IEEE Computer Society.

Table of Contents

  

                           

1   Ruby in Review

2   Working with Strings

3   Working with Regular Expressions

4   Internationalization in Ruby

5   Performing Numerical Calculations

6   Symbols and Ranges

7   Working with Times and Dates

8   Arrays, Hashes, and Other Enumerables

9   More Advanced Data Structures

10 I/O and Data Storage

11 OOP and Dynamic Features in Ruby

12 Graphical Interfaces for Ruby

13 Threads in Ruby

14 Scripting and System Administration

15 Ruby and Data Formats

16 Testing and Debugging

17 Packaging and Distributing Code

18 Network Programming

19 Ruby and Web Applications

20 Distributed Ruby

21 Ruby Development Tools

22 The Ruby Community

 

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780672320835
Author:
Fulton, Hal
Author:
Matsumoto, Yukihiro
Author:
Hurst, Guy
Publisher:
Sams
Location:
Indianapolis, Ind.
Subject:
Programming Languages - General
Subject:
Programming - General
Subject:
Programming - Object Oriented Programming
Subject:
Object-oriented programming (computer science
Subject:
Object-oriented programming
Subject:
Ruby.
Subject:
Ruby (Computer program language)
Subject:
Object-oriented pro
Subject:
Software Engineering - Programming and Languages
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Addison-Wesley Professional Ruby Series
Series Volume:
no. 2001-2844
Publication Date:
December 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
600
Dimensions:
9.15x7.42x1.40 in. 2.16 lbs.

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Product details 600 pages Sams - English 9780672320835 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The Ruby Way assumes that the reader is already familiar with the subject matter. Using many code samples it focuses on "how-to use Ruby" for specific applications, either as a stand-alone language, or in conjunction with other languages.

Topics covered include:

  • Simple data tasks;
  • Manipulating structured data;
  • External data manipulation;
  • User interfaces;
  • Handling threads;
  • System programming;
  • Network and web programming;
  • Tools and utilities.

Note: The appendices offer instruction on migrating from Perl and Python to Ruby, and extending Ruby in C and C++.

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