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Macruby in Actionby Brendan G. Lim
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MacRuby in Action is a tutorial for Ruby developers who want to code for Mac OS X without learning Objective-C. You'll learn the ins and outs of the MacRuby language, including straightforward examples of creating OS X applications using Cocoa components. About the Technology
For Rubyists, it's a real drag switching to a static language like Objective-C for Mac development. Fortunately, you don't have to. MacRuby is a Ruby 1.9 implementation that sits right on the Mac OS X core. It gives you access to the Cocoa framework and easy interoperability with the Mac platform. About the Book
MacRuby in Action teaches Ruby developers how to code OS X applications in Ruby. You'll explore key Cocoa design patterns, along with a few twists that MacRuby makes possible. You'll also pick up high-value techniques including system scripting, automated testing practices, and getting your apps ready for the Mac App Store.
Written for Rubyists. No experience with Cocoa, Objective-C, or Mac OS X required.
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. What's Inside
Table of Contents
PART 1 STARTING WITH MACRUBY
PART 2 TAKE IT FOR A SPIN
PART 3 MACRUBY EXTRAS
For developers who have learned the elegant and highly productive Ruby language, it can be a real drag to switch back to a traditional static programming tool like Objective-C. MacRuby, a Ruby 1.9 implementation that sits directly on the Mac OS X core, gives Rubyists the potential to code Cocoa apps without sacrificing the language features they've come to depend on.
MacRuby In Action is a tutorial for Ruby developers who want to code for OS X without learning Objective-C. Readers will learn the ins and outs of the MacRuby language, including straightforward examples of creating OS X applications using Cocoa components. The core of the book is an example-driven tour of the Cocoa framework from the Ruby perspective that focuses on getting things done.
About the Author
Brendan G. Lim is a professional Ruby and Objective-C developer who specializes in developing Ruby on Rails and iOS applications. A noted conference presenter, Brendan is co-founder of Receivd and a former Partner at Intridea, Inc.
Jeremy McAnally is a Ruby and Rails developer. He also often writes in his exotic native language of English about technical topics, such as MacRuby.
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