The Book Of Ruby

by Huw Collingbourne
The Book Of Ruby

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£34.99
Ruby is famous for being easy to learn, but most users only scratch the surface of what it can do. While other books focus on Ruby's trendier features, The Book of Ruby reveals the secret inner workings of one of the world's most popular programming languages, teaching you to write clear, maintainable code. You'll start with the basics types, data structures, and control flows and progress to advanced features like blocks, mixins, metaclasses, and beyond. Rather than bog you down with a lot of theory, The Book of Ruby takes a hands-on approach and focuses on making you productive from day one. As you follow along, you ll learn to: Leverage Ruby's succinct and flexible syntax to maximize your productivity Balance Ruby's functional, imperative, and object-oriented features Write self-modifying programs using dynamic programming techniques Create new fibers and threads to manage independent processes concurrently Catch and recover from execution errors with robust exception handling
About the book

Ruby is famous for being easy to learn, but most users only scratch the surface of what it can do. While other books focus on Ruby's trendier features, The Book of Ruby reveals the secret inner workings of one of the world's most popular programming languages, teaching you to write clear, maintainable code. You'll start with the basics types, data structures, and control flows and progress to advanced features like blocks, mixins, metaclasses, and beyond. Rather than bog you down with a lot of theory, The Book of Ruby takes a hands-on approach and focuses on making you productive from day one. As you follow along, you ll learn to: Leverage Ruby's succinct and flexible syntax to maximize your productivity Balance Ruby's functional, imperative, and object-oriented features Write self-modifying programs using dynamic programming techniques Create new fibers and threads to manage independent processes concurrently Catch and recover from execution errors with robust exception handling