Practical Ruby Projects

Ideas for the Eclectic Programmer

Authors: Cyll, Christopher

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  • Highly practical, this book uses a series of creative projects to teach many innovative techniques
  • It is an original approach to Ruby that will inspire existing Ruby users, rather than just rehashing the basics
  • Revitalized by Ruby on Rails, the Ruby language continues to grow in popularity and books like this are necessary to fill the demand
  • While there are many other Ruby titles, none of them take this unique project-based approach to teaching
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About this book

Want to take Ruby to the limit? Looking for new, powerful, and creative ideas that will take Ruby beyond Rails and web programming? If you're comfortable with Ruby, you'll be itching to go further—apply Practical Ruby Projects: Ideas for the Eclectic Programmer and become a master of advanced Ruby techniques.

Rubyist Topher Cyll brings several imaginative projects to this book, ranging from making generative music, animations, and turn–based games to implementing simulations, algorithms, and even an implementation of Lisp!

Art, music, theory, and games—this book has it all. Best of all, it's all done with Ruby.

Each chapter, in addition to making you say “Cool—I hadn't thought of that before,” looks at solving tricky development problems, enforces best practices, and encourages creative thinking. You'll be building your own exciting, imaginative ruby projects in no time.

  • Create imaginative and innovative Ruby programming projects
  • Learn how to solve tricky development problems, be guided by best practices, and be inspired to think creatively
  • Don't waste time on the basics—it's assumed you know the fundamentals of Ruby already

About the authors

Topher Cyll is a software engineer and writer living in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He received his bachelor's degree in computer science from Williams College and works for a small Boston-area startup. In reverse alphabetical order, he finds programming languages, music, free software, education, bioengineering, and beer terribly exciting. Topher loves Ruby not only for the language itself, but also the light-hearted and intellectually curious community that surrounds it.

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eBook $34.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4302-0471-8
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  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $44.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-59059-911-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Practical Ruby Projects
Book Subtitle
Ideas for the Eclectic Programmer
Authors
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Christopher Cyll
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-0471-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-0471-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-59059-911-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
328
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