ISBN-10:
1590597664
ISBN-13:
9781590597668
Pub. Date:
03/26/2007
Publisher:
Apress
Beginning Ruby: From Novice to Professional / Edition 1

Beginning Ruby: From Novice to Professional / Edition 1

by Peter Cooper

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Overview

Ruby is perhaps best known as the engine powering the hugely popular Ruby on Rails web framework. However, it is an extremely powerful and versatile programming language in its own right. It focuses on simplicity and offers a fully object-oriented environment.

Beginning Ruby is a thoroughly contemporary guide for every type of reader who wants to learn Ruby, from novice programmers to web developers to Ruby newcomers. It starts by explaining the principles behind object-oriented programming and within a few chapters builds toward creating a genuine Ruby application.

The book then explains key Ruby principles, such as classes and objects, projects, modules, and libraries, and other aspects of Ruby such as database access. In addition, Ruby on Rails is covered in depth, and the books appendixes provide essential reference information as well as a primer for experienced programmers.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590597668
Publisher: Apress
Publication date: 03/26/2007
Series: Expert's Voice in Open Source Series
Edition description: 1st Corrected ed. 2007, Corr. 5th printing 2007
Pages: 664
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 9.25(d)

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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

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