- Full Description
Based on the bestselling first edition, Beginning Ruby: From Novice to Professional, Second Edition is the leading guide for every type of reader who wants to learn Ruby from the ground up.
The new edition of this book provides the same excellent introduction to Ruby as the first edition plus updates for the newest version of Ruby, including the addition of the Sinatra and Ramaze web application frameworks and a chapter on GUI development so developers can take advantage of these new trends.
Beginning Ruby starts by explaining the principles behind object-oriented programming and within a few chapters builds toward creating a full Ruby application. By the end of the book, in addition to in-depth knowledge of Ruby, you'll also have basic understanding of many ancillary technologies such as SQL, XML, web frameworks, and networking.
- Introduces readers to the Ruby programming language
- Takes readers from basic programming skills to web development with topics like Ruby-based frameworks and GUI programming
- Covers many ancillary technologies in order to provide a broader picture (e.g., databases, XML, network daemons)
What youll 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.
- Table of Contents
Table of Contents
- Lets Get It Started: Installing Ruby
- Programming == Joy: A Whistle-Stop Tour of Ruby and Object Orientation
- Rubys Building Blocks: Data, Expressions, and Flow Control
- Developing Your First Ruby Application
- The Ruby Ecosystem
- Classes, Objects, and Modules
- Projects and Libraries
- Documentation, Error Handling, Debugging, and Testing
- Files and Databases
- Deploying Ruby Applications and Libraries
- Advanced Ruby Features
- Tying It Together: Developing a Larger Ruby Application
- Web Application Frameworks: Rails, Sinatra, and Ramaze
- Ruby and the Internet
- Networking, Sockets, and Daemons
- GUI-Based Desktop Application Development
- Useful Ruby Libraries and Gems
- Source Code/Downloads
If you think that you've found an error in this book, please let us know about it. You will find any confirmed erratum below, so you can check if your concern has already been addressed.On page 15:The following code returns an error:
User.find_by_email('firstname.lastname@example.org').country = 'Belgium'
uninitialized constant Object::User
On page 445:Hi,
I want to say great book. I've really got a good handle on Ruby now.
But I spotted an error on p445:
if Net::PingTCP.new('www.google.com', 80).ping
if Net::Ping::TCP.new('www.google.com', 80).ping