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Want to take Ruby to the limit? Looking for new, powerful, and creative ideas that will take Ruby beyond Rails and web programming? If you?re comfortable with Ruby, you?ll be itching to go further?apply Practical Ruby Projects: Ideas for the Eclectic Programmer and become a master of advanced Ruby techniques.
Rubyist Topher Cyll brings several imaginative projects to this book, ranging from making generative music, animations, and turn?based games to implementing simulations, algorithms, and even an implementation of Lisp
Art, music, theory, and games?this book has it all. Best of all, it's all done with Ruby.
Each chapter, in addition to making you say ?Cool?I hadn?t thought of that before, ? looks at solving tricky development problems, enforces best practices, and encourages creative thinking. You?ll be building your own exciting, imaginative ruby projects in no time.Create imaginative and innovative Ruby programming projectsLearn how to solve tricky development problems, be guided by best practices, and be inspired to think creativelyDon?t waste time on the basics?it's assumed you know the fundamentals of Ruby already What you?ll learn How to set up Ruby on Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux How to create UIs with RubyCocoa How to create a Lisp implementation in Ruby How to create generative music and turn?based adventure games in Ruby How to model things and create algorithms in Ruby Several more Ruby best practices and programming techniques that will save you hours of programming time Who this book is for
This book is for anyone who has mastered the basics of Ruby and wants to learn advanced Ruby techniques. Table of Contents Introduction Making Music with Ruby Animating Ruby 4 Pocket Change: Simulating Coin Systems with Ruby Turn-Based Strategy in Ruby RubyCocoa Genetic Algorithms in Ruby Implementing Lisp in Ruby Parsing in Ruby
About the Apress Practical Series
The Practical series from Apress is your best choice for getting the job done, period. From professional to expert, this series lets you apply project-motivated templates (or frameworks) step by step in a very direct, practical, and efficient manner toward current real-world projects that may be sitting on your desk. So whatever your career goal, Apress can be your trusted guide to take you where you want to go on your IT career empowerment path. Related Titles from Apress Beginning Ruby: From Novice to Professional Beginning Ruby on Rails: From Novice to Professional Practical Ruby on Rails Projects
This book is titled Practical Ruby Projects. And let me start by saying that the projects are practical. But they might not be quite what you re used to. Flip through the book. You won t find any references to enterprise deployment. Not a word about business logic. In fact, hard as it is to believe, there s no web programming But if you exclude those things, what s left? Why, everything else, of course Each chapter in this book turns Ruby loose on a new interesting problem or project. They range from creative endeavors to investigative simulations to the exploration of computer programming languages themselves. Ruby is a programming language, but it s also a tool to create, understand, and entertain. This book is all about Ruby. Why Ruby? Since this book was written with the assumption that you have a basic knowledge of Ruby, odds are you already know about Ruby s strengths. The Language You know that Ruby s blocks are a joy to use. You know how Ruby s programmer-oriented core API can make programming feel effortless. Despite what the popular press so- times says, Ruby isn t the final word in programming languages. But Ruby holds a unique position in the current landscape."
Cyll brings several imaginative projects to this book, ranging from making generative music, animations, and turn-based games to implementing simulations, algorithms, and even an implementation of Lisp. Each chapter looks at solving tricky development problems, enforces best practices, and encourages creative thinking.
This book is aimed at Ruby programmers who have already mastered the basics and want to learn higher level techniques.
Practical Ruby Projects presents 9 diverse projects (including a turn-based adventure game, and a generative music creator) that will teach new and innovative techniques in a learn-by-example fashion. While there are many other Ruby titles, none of them take this unique project-based approach to teaching.