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

By iCode Academy

Independently published
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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!

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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  • ISBN13: 9780596516178
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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.

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.

Ruby on Rails Tutorial: Learn Web Development with Rails (4th Edition) (Addison-Wesley Professional Ruby Series)

By Michael Hartl

Addison-Wesley Professional
Paperback (816 pages)

Ruby on Rails Tutorial: Learn Web Development with Rails (4th Edition) (Addison-Wesley Professional Ruby Series)
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Ruby on Rails™ Tutorial by Michael Hartl has become a must-read for developers learning how to build Rails apps.”

— Peter Cooper, Editor of Ruby Inside

 

Used by sites as varied as Twitter, GitHub, Disney, and Airbnb, Ruby on Rails is one of the most popular frameworks for developing web applications, but it can be challenging to learn and use. Whether you’re new to web development or new only to Rails, Ruby on Rails™ Tutorial, Fourth Edition, is the solution.

 

Best-selling author and leading Rails developer Michael Hartl teaches Rails by guiding you through the development of three example applications of increasing sophistication. The tutorial’s examples focus on the general principles of web development needed for virtually any kind of website. The updates to this edition include full compatibility with Rails 5, a division of the largest chapters into more manageable units, and a huge number of new exercises interspersed in each chapter for maximum reinforcement of the material.

 

This indispensable guide provides integrated tutorials not only for Rails, but also for the essential Ruby, HTML, CSS, and SQL skills you need when developing web applications. Hartl explains how each new technique solves a real-world problem, and then he demonstrates it with bite-sized code that’s simple enough to understand, yet novel enough to be useful. Whatever your previous web development experience, this book will guide you to true Rails mastery.

 

This book will help you

  • Install and set up your Rails development environment, including pre-installed integrated development environment (IDE) in the cloud
  • Go beyond generated code to truly understand how to build Rails applications from scratch
  • Learn testing and test-driven development (TDD)
  • Effectively use the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern
  • Structure applications using the REST architecture
  • Build static pages and transform them into dynamic ones
  • Master the Ruby programming skills all Rails developers need
  • Create high-quality site layouts and data models
  • Implement registration and authentication systems, including validation and secure passwords
  • Update, display, and delete users
  • Upload images in production using a cloud storage service
  • Implement account activation and password reset, including sending email with Rails
  • Add social features and microblogging, including an introduction to Ajax
  • Record version changes with Git and create a secure remote repository at Bitbucket
  • Deploy your applications early and often with Heroku

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

Ruby: Programming, Master's Handbook: A TRUE Beginner's Guide! Problem Solving, Code, Data Science, Data Structures & Algorithms (Code like a PRO in ... web design, tech, perl, ajax, swift, python,)

By Codewell Academy

Academy Codewell
Paperback (208 pages)

Ruby: Programming, Master s Handbook:  A TRUE Beginner s Guide! Problem Solving, Code, Data Science,  Data Structures & Algorithms (Code like a PRO in ... web design, tech, perl, ajax, swift, python,)
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  • Ruby Programming Master s Handbook A True Beginner s Guide Problem Solving Code Data Science Data Structures Algori
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ARE YOU READY TO CODE THE NEXT GREATEST WEB APP?

“The content of the book was brilliantly put together “ - Donay Mitchell, from Amazon.com “The author did a great job in writing this book “ - CL White, from Amazon.com “ This book is focused, straight to the point, dense, fun to read and enjoyable with it's strong logical flow of ideas. “ - Miller, from Amazon.com Looking to build a high-paying Programming Career? Would you like to become an up-and-coming Ruby Developer? Crafted by some of the best minds who have studied in some of the world’s top universities, You’re among one of the best learning programs out there. Within this book's pages, you'll find GREAT coding skills to learn - and more. Just some of the questions and topics include: - The Beautiful Ruby Syntax explained - Programming Mistakes in Ruby you CANNOT afford to make - The Ruby Class System is complicated - UNTIL you read this... - How to create Data to Model REAL-LIFE Situations (Few books will teach this…) - Other Programming Books don’t have these Ruby Shortcuts and Tricks and Much, much more! World-Class Training This book breaks your training down into easy-to-understand modules. It starts from the very essentials of data structures and functions, so you can write great code - even as a beginner!

Ruby Programming: Coding For Beginners: Coding With Ease

By Tommy Mertell

Released: 2017-05-22
Kindle Edition (27 pages)

Ruby Programming: Coding For Beginners: Coding With Ease
 
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Welcome to Ruby Programming: Coding For Beginners Coding with Ease, a book designed to take you through the baby steps of understanding how to program with Ruby. Ruby is a fantastic beginner language that’s extremely easy to learn because the language was developed to making programmers happy. It may not be the fastest code, but it’s the code that will make you happy.
In the first chapter, we’ll go over the foundation, which means we’ll go over

• How RAM works and what a memory pointer is
• What the core components of a computer are and their uses
• The core difference between 32-bit processors and 64-bit processors and why 64-bit processors take more RAM
• How it all relates to programming

Then, in the second chapter, we will cover Variables, Data Types, and Operators. In a single chapter, we will go over topics that colleges take weeks to explain to students. This includes how to assign variables, the differences between Arrays and Hashes, and a simple explanation as to what Symbols are. In the third chapter, we’ll go over how to save and run Ruby files, what the IRB is for, and what programs to use in order to write longer, more complex Ruby files.

In the remaining chapters, we’ll go over:
• How To Comment for both Single Line comments and Multiline Comments
• What Control Flow is and What Control Flow Statements are
• The Three Primary Loops inside of Ruby, how to write them, and an implicit explanation on when to use such loops
• What one and zero means for some Control Flow Statements
• How to write Functions and call on them

In this book, we go over the basics of Ruby with a fine toothbrush to make sure you understand each part as you learn it. As we say in Ruby, don’t just write code, write beautiful code.

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.

Ruby Programming For Beginners: The Simple Guide to Learning Ruby Programming Language Fast!

By Tim Warren

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (90 pages)

Ruby Programming For Beginners: The Simple Guide to Learning Ruby Programming Language Fast!
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Ruby Programming For Beginners

Grab this GREAT physical book now at a limited time discounted price!

Those who are efficient in the Ruby programming language is very high in demand right now. If you are unsure of how to create programs with Ruby, this book will guide your from step one in a coding project all the way through to the end.

With the help of this beginners guide you will learn how to program in no time! Follow along with the book to get the drift on how to use Ruby. After you master Ruby, you can move on to Ruby on Rails, which is the framework that goes with Ruby. Soon enough you will become a master programmer using the user-friendliest programming language ever developed.

This will help you to land jobs or even write your own coding for a sweet web application. The sky is the limit once you have read, practiced, and learned the Ruby programming language!

Here Is What You'll Learn About...
  • What Is Ruby Programming
  • Computer Evaluation Of Ruby Code
  • Objects & Methods
  • Classes & Instances
  • Data Structures
  • Ruby Collections
  • Samples Of Ruby Code
  • Much, Much More!

Order your copy of this fantastic book today!

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