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)
What youll learn
- Understand the basics of Ruby and object-oriented building blocks.
- Work with Ruby libraries, gems, and documentation.
- Work with files and databases.
- Write and deploy Ruby applications.
- Explore Ruby web frameworks and aspects of network programming with Ruby.
- Develop desktop and GUI applications with Ruby.
Who this book is for
Beginning programmers, programmers new to Ruby, and web developers interested in knowing the foundations of the language.
Table of Contents
- 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
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About the Author
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
Part 1 - Foundations and Scaffolding
1. Let’s Get It Started: Installing Ruby
2. Programming = Joy: A Whistle-Stop Tour of Ruby and Object Orientation
3. Ruby’s Building Blocks: Data, Expressions, and Flow Control
4. Developing Your First Ruby Application
5. The Ruby Ecosystem
Part 2 - The Core of Ruby
6. Classes, Objects, and Modules
7. Projects and Libraries
8. Documentation, Error Handling, Debugging, and Testing
9. Files and Databases
10. Deploying Ruby Applications and Libraries
11. Advanced Ruby Features
12. Tying It Together: Developing a Larger Ruby Application
Part 3 - Ruby Online
13. Web Application Frameworks: Rails, Sinatra, and Ramaze
14. Ruby and the Internet
15. Networking and Sockets
16. Useful Ruby Libraries
Appendix A: Ruby Primer and Review for Developers
Appendix B: Useful Resources