The Ruby Way

By: Hal Fulton,Andre Arko,Russ Olsen

Catalogue Number: S2L-4RX9

The Ruby Way

  • Format: Paperback
  • Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
  • ISBN: 9780321714633
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Synopsis

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 IO, 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

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