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Bestselling author David Flanagan teams up with Ruby creator Yukihiro "Matz" Matsumoto and writer/cartoonist/programmer why the lucky stiff to bring you the authoritative guide to Ruby. Covering versions 1.9 and 1.8, this book helps you learn Ruby's lexical structure, primary expressions, conditionals, syntax, classes, the data it manipulates, and more. For experienced programmers who want to look at this language in depth, this guide is invaluable.
Although Ruby is an easy language to learn, in the heat of action you may find that you can't remember the correct syntax for a conditional or the name of a method. This handy pocket reference offers brief yet clear explanations of Ruby's core components, from operators to reserved words to data structures to method syntax, highlighting those key features that you'll likely use every day when coding Ruby.
This compact guide from O'Reilly teaches you the basics of Ruby on Rails, the super-productive new way to develop full-featured web applications. Discover how to install and use both the Ruby scripting language and the Rails framework. More advanced material shows you just how fast Ruby on Rails can go.
From data structures and algorithms, to integration with cutting-edge technologies, the Ruby Cookbook has something for every programmer. When you need to solve a problem, don't reinvent the wheel: look it up in the Cookbook.
Most Rails books are written for programmers, with emphasis on handling the inner part of an application first. This book approaches Rails from the outer layer, letting web designers create something visible before reaching the difficult database models and controller code in the inner layers. With Learning Rails, you can start from the HTML you already likely know, and then move more deeply into Ruby, objects, and database structures.
Enterprise Rails introduces time-tested software engineering principles to help you build a high-performance, scalable website with global reach. You'll learn how to design a solid architecture that ties the many parts of an enterprise website together, including the database, your servers and clients, and other services as well. Throughout this book, you'll work on an example enterprise project to learn first-hand what's involved in architecting serious web applications.
In just a matter of days, you can develop powerful web applications with Rails that once took weeks or months to produce with other web frameworks. Find out how with Rails: Up and Running. Perfect for beginning web developers, this new edition teaches the basics of installing and using Rails 2.1 and the Ruby scripting language, and covers just about everything you need to develop your own Rails applications quickly.
Ready to transport your web applications into the Web 2.0 era? Head First Rails takes your programming — and productivity — to the max. You'll learn everything from the fundamentals of Rails scaffolding to building customized interactive web apps using Rails' rich set of tools and the MVC framework. Head First Rails uses a visually rich format designed to take advantage of the way your brain really works.
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