“The material is organized well and reads like a novel. Examples are clear, and accompanied by ample explanations. … Readers in any context in which the Ruby programming language is utilized will find this book an approachable, enabling primer. The book also assists readers by making them aware of the more advanced aspects of the language and its facilities. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All readers.” (F. H. Wild III, Choice, Vol. 54 (7), March, 2017)“The book gives a well-structured introduction to Ruby from the ground up, starting from installation through main building blocks and advanced features, without assuming any prior programming knowledge and skills. … The text provides an excellent introduction to Ruby, and also has value as a reference source for Ruby developers at various levels.” (Alexander Tzanov, Computing Reviews, December, 2016)
Learn the principles behind object-oriented programming and within a few chapters create a fully functional Ruby application. By the end of Beginning Ruby, you'll also have basic understanding of many ancillary technologies such as SQL/NoSQL, XML, web frameworks, and networking - some of which are needed as part of a fully functioning Ruby application.
Based on the bestselling first and second editions, Beginning Ruby, Third Edition is a leading guide to learn Ruby from the ground up. The new edition of this book provides the same excellent introduction to Ruby as the previous editions plus updates for the newest version of Ruby 2.2 which includes new garbage collection support of symbol type objections, a new incremental garbage collector, memory management, vfork(2) with system and spawn functions and much more.
The light and agile Ruby programming language remains a very popular open source scripting option for developers building today's web and even some enterprise applications. And, now, Ruby also has applications using the Raspberry Pi, popular among hobbyists and makers. Many former Java developers still use Ruby on Rails today, the most popular framework for building Ruby applications.
What you’ll learn
- What are the fundamentals of Ruby and its object-oriented building blocks
- How to work with Ruby libraries, gems, and documentation
- How to work with files and databases
- How to write and deploy Ruby applications
- What are the various Ruby web frameworks and how to use them
- How to do network programming with Ruby and more
Who this book is for
This book is for beginning programmers, programmers new to Ruby, and web developers interested in learning and knowing the foundations of the Ruby programming language.