An expert guide to Ruby, a popular new Object-Oriented Programming Language Ruby is quickly becoming a favourite among developers who need a simple, straight forward, portable programming language. Ruby is ideal for quick and easy object-oriented programming such as processing text files or performing system management. Having been compared with other programming languages such as Perl, Python, PCL, Java, Eiffel, and C++; Ruby is popular because of its straight forward syntax and transparent semantics. Using step-by-step examples and real world applications, the Ruby Developer's Guide is designed for programmers and developer's looking to embrace the object-oriented features and functionality of this robust programming language. Readers will learn how to develop, implement, organize and deploy applications using Ruby.

Key Features

Ruby is currently experiencing a rapid rise in popularity in the object-oriented programming community Readers receive up-to-the minute links, white papers, and analysis for two years at Comes with a wallet-sized CD containing a printable HTML version of the book, all of the source code examples and demos of popular Ruby third-party programming tools and applications

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Booting Ruby Chapter 2: GUI Toolkits Chapter 3: Databases and Data-Storages Chapter 4: XML and Ruby Chapter 5: Concurrent and Distributed Ruby Chapter 6: World Wide Web and Networking Applications Chapter 7: Libraries and Tools Chapter 8: Specifications and Testing Chapter 9: Profiling and Performance Tuning Chapter 10: Ruby Best Practice Patterns Chapter 11: Parsers and Code Generators Chapter 12: Ruby Internals Chapter 13: Extending and Embedding Ruby Chapter 14: Ruby Solutions Fast Track


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