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For more than a decade, Ruby developers have turned to The Ruby Way for reliable “how-to” guidance on effective Ruby programming. Now, Hal Fulton and André Arko have thoroughly updated this classic guide to cover new language enhancements and developers’ experiences through Ruby 2.1.
The new edition illuminates Ruby 2.1 through 400+ examples, each answering the question: “How do I do this in Ruby?” For each example, they present both a task description and realistic technical constraints. Next, they walk step-by-step through presenting one good solution, offering detailed explanations to promote deeper understanding.
Conveniently organized by topic, The Ruby Way, Third Edition makes it easier than ever to find the specific solution you want—and to write better code by reflecting Ruby’s unique philosophy and spirit.
All source code for this book may be downloaded at www.rubyhacker.com.
Hal Fulton has two degrees in computer science from the University of Mississippi. He taught computer science for four years at the community college level before moving to Austin, Texas, for a series of contracts (mainly at IBM Austin). He has worked for more than 15 years with various forms of UNIX, including AIX, Solaris, and Linux. He was first exposed to Ruby in 1999, and in 2001 he began work on the first edition of this book, which was the second Ruby book in the English language. He has attended six Ruby conferences and has given presentations at four of those, including the first European Ruby Conference in Karlsruhe, Germany. He currently works at Broadwing Communications, working on a large data warehouse and related telecom applications. He works daily with C++, Oracle, and of course, Ruby. Hal is still active daily on the Ruby mailing list and IRC channel, and has several Ruby projects in progress. He is a member of the ACM and the IEEE Computer Society. In his personal life, he enjoys music, reading, writing, art, and photography. He is a member of the Mars Society and is a space enthusiast who would love to go into space before he dies. He lives in Austin, Texas.
The Ruby Way, 3rd ed.
Pref to 3rd
Using this Book
What is the "Ruby Way"?
Notes on 3rd ed
Chapter 1: Ruby in Review
Chapter 2: Working with Strings
Chapter 3: Manipulating Regular Expressions
Chapter 4: Internationalization in Ruby
Chapter 5: Performing Numerical Calculations
Chapter 6: Using Symbols and Ranges
Chapter 7: Manipulating Times and Dates
Chapter 8: Arrays, Hashes, and Other Enumerables
Chapter 9: More Advanced Data Structures
Chapter 10: Manipulating files and external data
Chapter 11: Ruby and OOP
Chapter 12: Graphical Interfaces for Ruby
Chapter 13: Threads in Ruby
Chapter 14: System Administration and Scripting
Chapter 15: Ruby and Data Formats
Chapter 16: Testing and Debugging
Chapter 17: Packaging and Distributing Code
Chapter 18: Network Programming
Chapter 19: Ruby and Web Applications
Chapter 20: Distributed Ruby
Chapter 21: Ruby and External Software
Chapter 22: Ruby Development Tools
Chapter 23: The Ruby Community