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Based on the bestselling first edition, Beginning Ruby: From Novice to Professional, Second Edition is the leading guide for every type of reader who wants to learn Ruby from the ground up.
The new edition of this book provides the same excellent introduction to Ruby as the first edition plus updates for the newest version of Ruby, including the addition of the Sinatra and Ramaze web application frameworks and a chapter on GUI development so developers can take advantage of these new trends.
Beginning Ruby starts by explaining the principles behind object-oriented programming and within a few chapters builds toward creating a full Ruby application. By the end of the book, in addition to in-depth knowledge of Ruby, you'll also have basic understanding of many ancillary technologies such as SQL, XML, web frameworks, and networking.Introduces readers to the Ruby programming language Takes readers from basic programming skills to web development with topics like Ruby-based frameworks and GUI programming Covers many ancillary technologies in order to provide a broader picture (e.g., databases, XML, network daemons) What you?ll learn Understand the basics of Ruby and object-oriented building blocks. Work with Ruby libraries, gems, and documentation. Work with files and databases. Write and deploy Ruby applications. Explore Ruby web frameworks and aspects of network programming with Ruby. Develop desktop and GUI applications with Ruby. Who this book is for
Beginning programmers, programmers new to Ruby, and web developers interested in knowing the foundations of the language. Table of Contents Let's Get It Started: Installing RubyProgramming == Joy: A Whistle-Stop Tour of Ruby and Object OrientationRuby's Building Blocks: Data, Expressions, and Flow ControlDeveloping Your First Ruby ApplicationThe Ruby EcosystemClasses, Objects, and ModulesProjects and LibrariesDocumentation, Error Handling, Debugging, and TestingFiles and DatabasesDeploying Ruby Applications and LibrariesAdvanced Ruby FeaturesTying It Together: Developing a Larger Ruby ApplicationWeb Application Frameworks: Rails, Sinatra, and RamazeRuby and the InternetNetworking, Sockets, and DaemonsGUI-Based Desktop Application DevelopmentUseful Ruby Libraries and Gems
About the Apress Beginning Series
The Beginning series from Apress is the right choice to get the information you need to land that crucial entry-level job. These books will teach you a standard and important technology from the ground up because they are explicitly designed to take you from novice to professional. You'll start your journey by seeing what you need to know--but without needless theory and filler. You'll build your skill set by learning how to put together real-world projects step by step. So whether your goal is your next career challenge or a new learning opportunity, the Beginning series from Apress will take you there--it is your trusted guide through unfamiliar territory
Ruby is evolving past being the base language for Rails. Ruby and Ruby-based domain specific languages are becoming more widely used in cloud computing, GUI development, and system administration. The new edition of this book provides the same excellent introduction to Ruby as the first edition plus updates for the newest version of Ruby, including the addition of the Merb framework and a chapter on GUI development so developers can take advantage of these new trends.