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Beginning Ruby

From Novice to Professional

Authors: Cooper, Peter

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  • The first edition of this book has become the standard for beginning Ruby developers
  • The author is well-established in the Ruby community as the founder of RubyInside, the largest Ruby/Rails blog, as well as Feed Digest, RubyFlow, and Code Snippets
  • Fully updated for Ruby 1.9
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About this book

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)

About the authors

Peter Cooper is an experienced Ruby developer, trainer, and publisher who runs Ruby Inside, the most popular blog in the Ruby and Rails worlds, with 18,000 subscribers. He also curates RubyFlow, a popular Ruby community link blog. Over the past few years he has developed, launched, and sold two startups (Feed Digest and Code Snippets), both powered by Ruby and Rails.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Let’s Get It Started: Installing Ruby

    Cooper, Peter

    Pages 3-11

  • Programming == Joy: A Whistle-Stop Tour of Ruby and Object Orientation

    Cooper, Peter

    Pages 13-29

  • Ruby’s Building Blocks: Data, Expressions, and Flow Control

    Cooper, Peter

    Pages 31-75

  • Developing Your First Ruby Application

    Cooper, Peter

    Pages 77-98

  • The Ruby Ecosystem

    Cooper, Peter

    Pages 99-111

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-2364-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-2363-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beginning Ruby
Book Subtitle
From Novice to Professional
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Peter Cooper
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-2364-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-2364-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-2363-4
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXXII, 620
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