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The Ruby Programming Language: Everything You Need to Know

By David Flanagan

Brand: O'Reilly Media
Released: 2008-02-01
Paperback (448 pages)

The Ruby Programming Language: Everything You Need to Know
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The Ruby Programming Language is the authoritative guide to Ruby and provides comprehensive coverage of versions 1.8 and 1.9 of the language. It was written (and illustrated!) by an all-star team:

  • David Flanagan, bestselling author of programming language "bibles" (including JavaScript: The Definitive Guide and Java in a Nutshell) and committer to the Ruby Subversion repository.


  • Yukihiro "Matz" Matsumoto, creator, designer and lead developer of Ruby and author of Ruby in a Nutshell, which has been expanded and revised to become this book.


  • why the lucky stiff, artist and Ruby programmer extraordinaire.
This book begins with a quick-start tutorial to the language, and then explains the language in detail from the bottom up: from lexical and syntactic structure to datatypes to expressions and statements and on through methods, blocks, lambdas, closures, classes and modules.

The book also includes a long and thorough introduction to the rich API of the Ruby platform, demonstrating -- with heavily-commented example code -- Ruby's facilities for text processing, numeric manipulation, collections, input/output, networking, and concurrency. An entire chapter is devoted to Ruby's metaprogramming capabilities.

The Ruby Programming Language documents the Ruby language definitively but without the formality of a language specification. It is written for experienced programmers who are new to Ruby, and for current Ruby programmers who want to challenge their understanding and increase their mastery of the language.

Ruby For Beginners: Your Guide To Easily Learn Ruby Programming in 7 days

By iCode Academy

Independently published
Paperback (123 pages)

Ruby For Beginners: Your Guide To Easily Learn Ruby Programming in 7 days
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Are You Ready To Learn Ruby Easily?

This book aims to guide a complete novice in Ruby programming. This book is carefully crafted to aid the new or inexperienced programmer in learning to write a code in Ruby language. If you are someone who somehow developed a fear to explore the unknown and still interested in learning Ruby programming, then this book can truly help you. This book covers everything that a beginner in Ruby programming should learn. Understand that programming offers an infinite amount of information and knowledge. However, this book understands that it may overwhelm a mere beginner in programming if it tackles even the advanced features of the Ruby language. This book can help you build a solid, basic knowledge in programming that can help you a lot when you begin to write your own program in Ruby language. You can use the acquired knowledge to pursue or learn more about Ruby’s advanced concepts later on. For now, just concentrate on the basics and make sure to absorb every lesson before you go to the next one. Practice makes perfect and this book provides a lot of practice programs or exercises that can help you enhance your experience in Ruby programming. The exercises are simple and easy to understand to help you comprehend the lesson quickly. You also need to take note of the error messages that you may encounter. Let them serve as your guide so you can avoid the same mistake in the future or help you resolve the same error when you encounter them once more. Learning Ruby programming in 7 days is not something impossible to accomplish. Even a person with a little or no experience with any programming language can learn it within those days. As you go through each lesson, you will notice that it is quite easy to understand. It becomes much simpler when you have patience and discipline. Understand that you will be able to learn the Ruby basics in 7 days, but that won’t make you an instant expert. You still need to practice and work your way in discovering the cool things that you can do with Ruby as you go along. Even expert programmers need to spend ample time in honing their programming skills. Before you know it, you are ready to create a more complex program. This book presents everything that a novice may need in understanding the basic Ruby programming. It is presented in such a way that anyone without prior programming knowledge will find it easy to understand – most technical jargons were kept to minimal, and they are the terminologies that you will likely encounter once you have started writing your program.

Here’s What You’ll Learn From This Ruby For Beginners Book:

✓ Chapter 1: Getting acquainted with ruby ✓ Chapter 2: Initial Preparations ✓ Chapter 3: Start with the Basics ✓ Chapter 4: Ruby Variables ✓ Chapter 5: All About Methods ✓ Chapter 6: Flow Control ✓ Chapter 7: Iterators and Loops ✓ Chapter 8: More on Arrays and Hashes

What Are You Waiting For?

Start Coding Ruby Right Now!

Head First Ruby: A Brain-Friendly Guide

By Jay McGavren

O'Reilly Media
Paperback (572 pages)

Head First Ruby: A Brain-Friendly Guide
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What will you learn from this book?

What’s all the buzz about this Ruby language? Is it right for you? Well, ask yourself: are you tired of all those extra declarations, keywords, and compilation steps in your other language? Do you want to be a more productive programmer? Then you’ll love Ruby. With this unique hands-on learning experience, you’ll discover how Ruby takes care of all the details for you, so you can simply have fun and get more done with less code.

Why does this book look so different?

Based on the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory, Head First Ruby uses a visually rich format to engage your mind, rather than a text-heavy approach to put you to sleep. Why waste your time struggling with new concepts? This multi-sensory learning experience is designed for the way your brain really works.

Programming Ruby 1.9 & 2.0: The Pragmatic Programmers' Guide (The Facets of Ruby)

By Dave Thomas & Chad Fowler

Thomas Dave
Paperback (888 pages)

Programming Ruby 1.9 & 2.0: The Pragmatic Programmers  Guide (The Facets of Ruby)
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  • Programming Ruby 1 9 2 0 The Pragmatic Programmers Guide
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Ruby is the fastest growing and most exciting dynamic language out there. If you need to get working programs delivered fast, you should add Ruby to your toolbox.

This book is the only complete reference for both Ruby 1.9 and Ruby 2.0, the very latest version of Ruby.

2013 marks the 20th anniversary of the Ruby language. We're proud that throughout its history, we've continued to cover the latest version of Ruby.

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 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 such as Perl and Python.

The combination of the power of a pure object-oriented language with the convenience of a scripting language makes Ruby a favorite tool of intelligent, forward-thinking programmers.

The Pickaxe contains four major sections:

An acclaimed tutorial on using Ruby. The definitive reference to the language. Complete documentation of all built-in classes, modules, and methods. Complete descriptions of all 97 standard libraries.

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, 1.9.2, 1.9.3, and 2.0). 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, and the new block declaration syntax, among other exciting new features.

About Ruby 2.0

Ruby 2.0 is a minor update to Ruby 1.9, unlike the more major updates from Ruby 1.8 to Ruby 1.9.

The major language changes in Ruby 2.0 are the addition of keyword arguments and the change to use UTF-8 as the default source file encoding.

There are a number of additions to the standard library, including:

@Enumerator::Lazy@, which adds support for lazy access to potentially infinite lists. Refinements allow you to encapsulate changes to third-party classes, and scope their application to individual source files, preventing your changes from polluting the global application.

You'll also find that Ruby 2 is faster, and has memory management improvements that make it more server-friendly.

All told, there are over 110 sections of the book that have been flagged and cross-linked to indicate 2.0 content.

What You Need

This book assumes you have a basic understanding of object-oriented programming.

In general, Ruby programmers tend to favor the the command line for running their code, and they tend to use text editors rather than IDEs.

* Ruby runs on Windows, Linux, and Macs.

The Well-Grounded Rubyist

By David A. Black

Manning Publications
Paperback (536 pages)

The Well-Grounded Rubyist
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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 Inside
  • Clear explanations of Ruby concepts
  • Numerous simple examples
  • Updated for Ruby 2.1
  • Prepares you to use Ruby anywhere for any purpose
About the Author
David A. Black is an internationally-known software developer, author, trainer, speaker, and event organizer. He is a Ruby standard library contributor and one of the founders of Ruby Central, Inc., the parent organization of the official international Ruby and Ruby on Rails conferences. David works at 2U, Inc. in New York City.

Table of Contents
    PART 1 RUBY FOUNDATIONS
  1. Bootstrapping your Ruby literacy
  2. Objects, methods, and local variables
  3. Organizing objects with classes
  4. Modules and program organization
  5. The default object (self), scope, and visibility
  6. Control-flow techniques
  7. PART 2 BUILT-IN CLASSES AND MODULES
  8. Built-in essentials
  9. Strings, symbols, and other scalar objects
  10. Collection and container objects
  11. Collections central: Enumerable and Enumerator
  12. Regular expressions and regexp-based string operations
  13. File and I/O operations
  14. PART 3 RUBY DYNAMICS
  15. Object individuation
  16. Callable and runnable objects
  17. Callbacks, hooks, and runtime introspection

Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby: An Agile Primer (Addison-Wesley Professional Ruby)

By Sandi Metz

Brand: Addison-Wesley Professional
Paperback (272 pages)

Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby: An Agile Primer (Addison-Wesley Professional Ruby)
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The Complete Guide to Writing More Maintainable, Manageable, Pleasing, and Powerful Ruby Applications

 

Ruby’s widely admired ease of use has a downside: Too many Ruby and Rails applications have been created without concern for their long-term maintenance or evolution. The Web is awash in Ruby code that is now virtually impossible to change or extend. This text helps you solve that problem by using powerful real-world object-oriented design techniques, which it thoroughly explains using simple and practical Ruby examples.

 

Sandi Metz has distilled a lifetime of conversations and presentations about object-oriented design into a set of Ruby-focused practices for crafting manageable, extensible, and pleasing code. She shows you how to build new applications that can survive success and repair existing applications that have become impossible to change. Each technique is illustrated with extended examples, all downloadable from the companion Web site, poodr.info.

 

The first title to focus squarely on object-oriented Ruby application design, Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby will guide you to superior outcomes, whatever your previous Ruby experience. Novice Ruby programmers will find specific rules to live by; intermediate Ruby programmers will find valuable principles they can flexibly interpret and apply; and advanced Ruby programmers will find a common language they can use to lead development and guide their colleagues.

 

This guide will help you

  • Understand how object-oriented programming can help you craft Ruby code that is easier to maintain and upgrade
  • Decide what belongs in a single Ruby class
  • Avoid entangling objects that should be kept separate
  • Define flexible interfaces among objects
  • Reduce programming overhead costs with duck typing
  • Successfully apply inheritance
  • Build objects via composition
  • Design cost-effective tests
  • Solve common problems associated with poorly designed Ruby code

 

Ruby: Learn Ruby in 24 Hours or Less - A Beginner’s Guide To Learning Ruby Programming Now (Ruby, Ruby Programming, Ruby Course)

By Robert Dwight

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (110 pages)

Ruby: Learn Ruby in 24 Hours or Less - A Beginner’s Guide To Learning Ruby Programming Now (Ruby, Ruby Programming, Ruby Course)
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Learn Ruby In 24 Hours Or Less!


In this book you will find the fundamental aspects of the Ruby programming language. It will explain theories and lessons through detailed instructions and practical examples. With this eBook, you'll learn how to get Ruby, how to write Ruby statements, and how to use this language in creating your own programs.

If you're searching for a comprehensive learning material for Ruby, this is the book you need. With the help of the important ideas and practical examples contained within, you will be able to master Ruby quickly even if you have never programmed anything before. By reading this material, you will become an effective Ruby programmer in 24 hours (or even less).

Here are some of the things you'll learn from this eBook:

  • How to download the right version of Ruby for your computer
  • The fundamental principles of Ruby programming
  • The methods that you can use in Ruby
  • How to handle program exceptions
  • The syntax of Ruby commands
  • How to create loops, iterators, classes, objects, variables, and many more

  • You can certainly benefit from this eBook even if you have never programmed anything before. This eBook will teach you the basics of Ruby programming and give you the syntax of important Ruby commands. If you want to become a skilled Ruby programmer in just 24 hours, get this eBook now and read it carefully.

    In addition you will find inside:

    • Collections Of Data
    • The Sharing Functionalities Of Ruby
    • The Regular Expressions
    • The Methods Of The Ruby Language
    • Ruby Expressions
    • The Basic I/O Of Ruby
    • And Much, Much More...

    Get Your Copy Right Now!

Ruby Pocket Reference: Instant Help for Ruby Programmers

By Michael Fitzgerald

O'Reilly Media
Paperback (224 pages)

Ruby Pocket Reference: Instant Help for Ruby Programmers
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Updated for Ruby 2.2, this handy reference offers brief yet clear explanations of Ruby’s core elements—from operators to blocks to documentation creation—and highlights the key features you may work with every day. Need to know the correct syntax for a conditional? Forgot the name of that String method? This book is organized to help you find the facts fast.

Ruby Pocket Reference, 2nd Edition is ideal for experienced programmers who are new to Ruby. Whether you’ve come to Ruby because of Rails, or you want to take advantage of this clean, powerful, and expressive language for other applications, this reference will help you easily pinpoint the information you need.

You’ll find detailed reference material for:

  • Keywords, operators, comments, numbers, and symbols
  • Variables, pre-defined global variables, and regular expressions
  • Conditional statements, method use, classes, and exception handling
  • Methods for the BasicObject, Object, Kernel, String, Array, and Hash classes
  • Time formatting directives
  • New syntax since Ruby 1.9

Mastering Ruby Closures: A Guide to Blocks, Procs, and Lambdas

By Benjamin Tan Wei Hao

Pragmatic Bookshelf
Paperback (96 pages)

Mastering Ruby Closures: A Guide to Blocks, Procs, and Lambdas
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The road to Ruby mastery is paved with blocks, procs, and lambdas. To be a truly effective Ruby programmer, it's not enough just to understand these features - you need to know how to use them in practice. Discover how to write code that is elegant, expressive, and a joy to use, and gain a deep understanding of these concepts so you can work with third-party gems and libraries more easily. Whether you are completely new to Ruby or a seasoned Rubyist, you'll find good use for these concepts in your code.

Ruby developers use the Ruby language as the yardstick for expressivity, flexibility, and elegance - and a large part of this is due to blocks, lambdas, and procs. These language features make Ruby one of the most beautiful and pleasant languages to work with. Learn how to understand and craft code that will take you closer to Ruby mastery.

Start with the basics of closures and then dive into blocks, as you learn about the patterns that involve blocks, and how they are used in real-world code. Then create and use procs and lambdas. Finally, build your own lazy enumerables with advanced Ruby features such as fibers and generators. Along the way, work with computer science concepts such as closures, free variables and first-class functions. Spot a closure easily. Identify the patterns where you can effectively use blocks and re-implement common standard library methods using them. Trace through how Symbol#to_proc works and find out the different ways of calling procs. This succinct guide takes you through the different kinds of Ruby closures with engaging examples, and each chapter comes with exercises that test and challenge your understanding.

When you finish this book, blocks, procs, and lambdas will have become an integral part of your Ruby toolbox.

What You Need:Ruby 2.x and a basic familiarity with Ruby.


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