Ruby by Example

Ruby by Example

Concepts and Code

eBook - 2007
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There may be no better way to learn how to program than by dissecting real, representative examples written in your language of choice. Ruby by Example analyzes a series of Ruby scripts, examining how the code works, explaining the concepts it illustrates, and showing how to modify it to suit your needs. Baird's examples demonstrate key features of the language (such as inheritance, encapsulation, higher-order functions, and recursion), while simultaneously solving difficult problems (such as validating XML, creating a bilingual program, and creating command-line interfaces). Each chapter builds upon the previous, and each key concept is highlighted in the margin to make it easier for you to navigate the book. You'll learn how to: Use the interactive Ruby shell (irb) to learn key features of the language Extend Ruby using RubyGems, the Ruby package manager Create numerical utilities, as well as utilities that process and analyze HTML/XML Implement purely functional and metaprogram
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : No Starch Press, c2007 (Norwood, Mass. : Books24x7.com [generator])
ISBN: 1593271484
9781593271480
Additional Contributors: Books24x7, Inc

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devorah1231 Aug 12, 2013

I've read many programming language books, and this was the least clear. There is lots of code, but the explanations are incomplete.

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