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The well-grounded Rubyist

Author: David A Black
Publisher: Greenwich, CT. : Manning ; London : Pearson Education [distributor], 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Elegant and expressive, the Ruby programming language continues to grow in popularity as more programmers discover its strengths and just how useful it can be. Version 1.9.1 of Ruby, covered in this book, includes many new features that no Rubyist, beginning or experienced, will want to do without it. Written in a crystal-clear style, The Well-Grounded Rubyist is a tutorial for all programmers who want to learn to  Read more...
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Black, David A.
Well-grounded Rubyist.
Greenwich, CT. : Manning ; London : Pearson Education [distributor], 2009
(OCoLC)752398449
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David A Black
ISBN: 9781933988658 1933988657
OCLC Number: 229024733
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxx, 487 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Bootstrapping your Ruby literacy --
Objects, methods, and local variables --
Organizing objects with classes --
Modules and program organization --
The default object (self), scope, and visibility --
Control-flow techniques --
Built-in essentials --
Strings, symbols, and other scalar objects --
Collection and container objects --
Collections central : enumerable and enumerator --
Regular expressions and regexp-based string operations --
File, I/O, and system operations --
Object individuation --
Callable and runnable objects --
Callbacks, hooks, and runtime introspection.
Responsibility: by David A. Black.

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Elegant and expressive, the Ruby programming language continues to grow in popularity as more programmers discover its strengths and just how useful it can be. Version 1.9.1 of Ruby, covered in this book, includes many new features that no Rubyist, beginning or experienced, will want to do without it. Written in a crystal-clear style, The Well-Grounded Rubyist is a tutorial for all programmers who want to learn to use Ruby effectively. It explains concepts and language features in depth. You'll learn how things work in Ruby and why they work that way. And you'll gain this understanding in the context of Ruby 1.9.1, ensuring that your grasp of the language and its features are up to date.

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