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The Well-Grounded Rubyist
by David A. Black


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"The Well-Grounded Rubyist, Second Edition "addresses both newcomers to Ruby as well as Ruby programmers who want to deepen their understanding of the language. This beautifully written and totally revised second edition includes coverage of features that are new in Ruby 2.1, as well as expanded and updated coverage of aspects of the language that have changed.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Summary

"The Well-Grounded Rubyist, Second Edition "addresses both newcomers to Ruby as well as Ruby programmers who want to deepen their understanding of the language. This beautifully written and totally revised second edition includes coverage of features that are new in Ruby 2.1, as well as expanded and updated coverage of aspects of the language that have changed.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the Technology

This is a good time for Ruby It's powerful like Java or C++, and has dynamic features that let your code react gracefully to changes at runtime. And it's elegant, so creating applications, development tools, and administrative scripts is easier and more straightforward. With the long-awaited Ruby 2, an active development community, and countless libraries and productivity tools, Ruby has come into its own.

About the Book

"The Well-Grounded Rubyist, Second Edition" is a beautifully written tutorial that begins with your first Ruby program and goes on to explore sophisticated topics like callable objects, reflection, and threading. The book concentrates on the language, preparing you to use Ruby in any way you choose. This second edition includes coverage of new Ruby features such as keyword arguments, lazy enumerators, and Module#prepend, along with updated information on new and changed core classes and methods.

What's InsideClear explanations of Ruby conceptsNumerous simple examplesUpdated for Ruby 2.1Prepares you to use Ruby anywhere for any purpose

About the Author

David A. Black is an internationally known Ruby developer, author, trainer, speaker, event organizer, and founder of Ruby Central, as well as a Lead Consultant at Cyrus Innovation.

Table of ContentsPART 1 RUBY FOUNDATIONSBootstrapping your Ruby literacyObjects, methods, and local variablesOrganizing objects with classesModules and program organizationThe default object (self), scope, and visibilityControl-flow techniquesPART 2 BUILT-IN CLASSES AND MODULESBuilt-in essentialsStrings, symbols, and other scalar objectsCollection and container objectsCollections central: Enumerable and EnumeratorRegular expressions and regexp-based string operationsFile and I/O operationsPART 3 RUBY DYNAMICSObject individuationCallable and runnable objectsCallbacks, hooks, and runtime introspection

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781617291692
  • ISBN-10: 1617291692
  • Publisher: Manning Publications
  • Publish Date: July 2014
  • Page Count: 506
  • Dimensions: 9.51 x 6.97 x 0.86 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.98 pounds


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