Ruby is evolving past being the base language for Rails. Ruby and Ruby-based domain specific languages are becoming more widely used in cloud computing, GUI development, and system administration. 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 Merb framework and a chapter on GUI development so developers can take advantage of these new trends.
Let's Get It Started: Installing Ruby
Programming = Joy: A Whistle-Stop Tour of Ruby and Object Orientation
Ruby's 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
Über den Autor
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.
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)