Programming Ruby 1.9: The Pragmatic Programmer's Guide / Edition 3 by Dave Thomas, Chad Fowler, Andy Hunt | | 9781934356081 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Programming Ruby 1.9: The Pragmatic Programmer's Guide / Edition 3

Programming Ruby 1.9: The Pragmatic Programmer's Guide / Edition 3

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by Dave Thomas, Chad Fowler, Andy Hunt
     
 

ISBN-10: 1934356085

ISBN-13: 9781934356081

Pub. Date: 04/28/2009

Publisher: Pragmatic Programmers, LLC, The

Would you like to go from first idea to working code much, much faster? Do you currently spend more time satisfying the compiler instead of your clients or end users? Are you frustrated with demanding languages that seem to get in your way, instead of getting the work done? Are you using Rails, and want to dig deeper into the underlying Ruby language? If so, then

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Would you like to go from first idea to working code much, much faster? Do you currently spend more time satisfying the compiler instead of your clients or end users? Are you frustrated with demanding languages that seem to get in your way, instead of getting the work done? Are you using Rails, and want to dig deeper into the underlying Ruby language? If so, then we've got a language and book for you!

Ruby 1.9 is the latest version of Ruby. It has many compelling features, including multinationalization support, new block scoping, and better performance. At the same time, the current Ruby 1.8 is still being maintained and is widely used. We're therefore releasing both the Ruby 1.9 version of the PickAxe (this book) alongside the 1.8 version of the PickAxe. Readers can choose the book that matches their environment.

Ruby is a fully object-oriented language, much like the classic object-oriented language, Smalltalk. Like Smalltalk, it is dynamically typed (as opposed to Java or C++), but unlike Smalltalk, Ruby features the same conveniences found in modern scripting languages, making Ruby a favorite tool of intelligent, forward-thinking programmers and the basis for the Rails web framework.

This is the reference manual for Ruby, including a description of all the standard library modules, a complete reference to all built-in classes and modules (including all the new and changed methods introduced by Ruby 1.9). It also includes all the new and changed syntax and semantics introduced since Ruby 1.8. Learn about the new parameter passing rules, local variable scoping in blocks, fibers, multinationalization, and the new block declaration syntax, among other exciting new features.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934356081
Publisher:
Pragmatic Programmers, LLC, The
Publication date:
04/28/2009
Series:
Facets of Ruby Series
Edition description:
3rd ed.
Pages:
864
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.60(d)

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