Overview

How do you write truly elegant code with Ruby? Ruby Best Practices is for programmers who want to use Ruby as experienced Rubyists do. Written by the developer of the Ruby project Prawn, this concise book explains how to design beautiful APIs and domain-specific languages with Ruby, as well as how to work with functional programming ideas and techniques that can simplify your code and make you more productive. You'll learn how to write code that's readable, expressive, and much ...
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Ruby Best Practices

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Overview

How do you write truly elegant code with Ruby? Ruby Best Practices is for programmers who want to use Ruby as experienced Rubyists do. Written by the developer of the Ruby project Prawn, this concise book explains how to design beautiful APIs and domain-specific languages with Ruby, as well as how to work with functional programming ideas and techniques that can simplify your code and make you more productive. You'll learn how to write code that's readable, expressive, and much more. Ruby Best Practices will help you:
Understand the secret powers unlocked by Ruby's code blocks
Learn how to bend Ruby code without breaking it, such as mixing in modules on the fly
Discover the ins and outs of testing and debugging, and how to design for testability
Learn to write faster code by keeping things simple
Develop strategies for text processing and file management, including regular expressions
Understand how and why things can go wrong
Reduce cultural barriers by leveraging Ruby's multilingual capabilities
This book also offers you comprehensive chapters on driving code through tests, designing APIs, and project maintenance. Learn how to make the most of this rich, beautiful language with Ruby Best Practices.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596555818
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/11/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • File size: 3 MB

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