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Ruby's early evangelists responded passionately to its simplicity, transparency, power, and sense of fun. More recently, many are discovering Ruby through web frameworks like Rails. Whatever's brought you to Ruby, The Ruby Way, Second Edition will help you make the most of it.
A seminal text in Ruby's early days, it's been revamped from top to bottom. The goal hasn't changed, though: to provide superior code examples that solve the problems you're most likely to encounter. Just look up a function or task, and you'll find the methods, classes, and code needed to handle it.
New chapters address data formats (including XML and RSS), testing/debugging, packaging/distribution, internationalization, and development tools. There's extensive new coverage of data management and regular expressions. And, yes, Hal Fulton introduces Rails, Nitro, and other Ruby-based web development tools. If you already know a little Ruby, he'll guide you to real mastery. Bill Camarda, from the January 2007 Read Only