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Beginning Ruby: From Novice to Professional
     

Beginning Ruby: From Novice to Professional

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by Peter Cooper
 

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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

Overview

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
  1. Let’s Get It Started: Installing Ruby
  2. Programming = Joy: A Whistle-Stop Tour of Ruby and Object Orientation
  3. Ruby’s Building Blocks: Data, Expressions, and Flow Control
  4. Developing Your First Ruby Application
  5. The Ruby Ecosystem
  6. Classes, Objects, and Modules
  7. Projects and Libraries
  8. Documentation, Error Handling, Debugging, and Testing
  9. Files and Databases
  10. Deploying Ruby Applications and Libraries
  11. Advanced Ruby Features
  12. Tying It Together: Developing a Larger Ruby Application
  13. Web Application Frameworks: Rails, Sinatra, and Ramaze
  14. Ruby and the Internet
  15. Networking, Sockets, and Daemons
  16. GUI-Based Desktop Application Development
  17. Useful Ruby Libraries and Gems

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“The book gives a well-structured introduction to Ruby from the ground up, starting from installation through main building blocks and advanced features, without assuming any prior programming knowledge and skills. … The text provides an excellent introduction to Ruby, and also has value as a reference source for Ruby developers at various levels.” (Alexander Tzanov, Computing Reviews, December, 2016)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781430223641
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
07/19/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
656
Sales rank:
1,023,149
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Peter Cooper is an experienced Ruby developer, trainer, and publisher who runs Ruby Inside, the most popular blog in the Ruby and Rails worlds, with 18,000 subscribers. He also curates RubyFlow, a popular Ruby community link blog. Over the past few years he has developed, launched, and sold two startups (Feed Digest and Code Snippets), both powered by Ruby and Rails.

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Beginning Ruby : From Novice to Professional 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Writing style concise and smart. Definitely conveys not only the technical parts of ruby, but a sense of what it means to be a "rubyist".
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