Practical Ruby Gems

Authors: Berube, David

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  • The only book to cover Ruby Gems; exploits a gap in the market. There is no direct competition
  • Will appeal to all members of the Ruby and also Rails web development programming communities
  • Continues the Apress line of books focusing on practical real-world development with modern popular web development techniques
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About this book

Practical Ruby Gems is a comprehensive guide to utilizing and creating Ruby Gems—ready-made Ruby code modules that can be easily added to Ruby and Rails projects. This book is ideal for Ruby programmers as well as web developers who use Rails and wish to extend the functionality of their projects.

You'll get a prime selection of 34 of the best and most useful Gems, which makes up the core of this book. Each of these also comes complete with actual use cases and code examples that you can use immediately in your own projects.

About the authors

David Berube is a Ruby developer, trainer, author, and speaker. He's used both Ruby and Ruby on Rails for several years, starting in 2003 when he became a Ruby advocate after he wrote about the language for Dr Dobb's Journal. Prior to this, he worked professionally with PHP, Perl, C++, and Visual Basic. His professional accomplishments include creating the Ruby on Rails engine for CoolRuby.com, a site that tracks the latest Ruby developments, and working with ThoughtBot.com on the Rails engine that powers Sermo America's Top Doctor contest. Additionally, he has worked on several other Ruby projects, including the engine powering CyberKnowHow's BirdFluBreakingNews search engine, and he also created the Slueshi text adventure game system, a multiplayer text game engine written in Ruby. David's journalism has been in print in over 65 countries, in magazines such as Linux Magazine, Dr Dobb's Journal, and PHP International Magazine. He's also taught college courses and spoken publicly on topics such as "MySQL and You" and "Making Money with Open Source Software." He lives in New Hampshire and his hobbies include basketball, yo-yos, and sleep.

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Softcover $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-59059-811-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Practical Ruby Gems
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
David Berube
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-0193-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-0193-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-59059-811-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 271
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