I was disappointed with the so-called Pickaxe Bible. Seriouslly, that wouldn't be as far fetched as you might think. There's even a new chapter on unit testing. So if you want to write object oriented code, you'll have some advantage with Ruby. Ruby runs on Windows, Linux, and Macs.
The E-mail message field is required. After six years and 300,000 lines of Java code, I needed a change. Good book to get you started by experts in Rails. I've read it twice now and learned about as much both times. Readers of the first edition will appreciate the new and expanded content, including enhanced coverage of installation, packaging, documenting Ruby source code, threading and synchronization, and enhancing Ruby's capabilities using C-language extensions. Import a module's methods into a class and now the class has those methods. The examples were a bit boring and the stabs at humor should have really been left unstabbed.
But they do take longer to learn. The Pickaxe contains four major sections: -An acclaimed tutorial on using Ruby. You seem to think solving languages will actually help. This is due in no insignificant part to the quality of the source from which I learned the language. In fact, I also got interested in Python because someone suggested I use it to solve a problem that needs extensive parsing Perl strength, nightmare in C++ and large, pointer-addressable arrays of objects C++ strength, Perl weakness. Small concise ruby programs can do a whole lot : I bought the first edition of the book, but was scared off from doing too much with Ruby because a it seemed like the language was still changing rapidly, and b Unicode support had to be bolted on.
It constantly jumps from simple to complex examples and it's hard to get the author's intention. The writing style is clear and easy to follow whilst at the same time managing to convey a lot of information in a concise way. Without it, the rest of the book will seem to rely a bit too much on your faith. No, it is not more powerful than Perl. This book is the only complete reference for both Ruby 1.
Big human languages like English allow concise and elegant speech. As I've said, you're expected to know how to program going into this book, just not how to program in Ruby. This is the reason why when picking a development environment for a project it is important to consider things like portability, maintainability, and suitability for the purpose. Don't read this with an iPad. How are these issues now? Or do you convolute your code around the issue? Ruby helps me here too.
Bought the new version from Pragprog. Can I get any advice? It and this book were everything I could have reasonably asked for. This book is the opposite. Now in its Second Edition, author Dave Thomas has expanded the famous Pickaxe book with over 200 pages of new content, covering all the new and improved language features of Ruby 1. I've just started into it, but maybe Ruby is a better fit for this problem? As a person who wanted a quick and painless introduction to a new programming language, I can say that this book didn't disappoint.
The last 200 pages or so is also essentially a very nice 'Ruby in a Nutshell' type reference so you get 2 books for the price of one: a A good tutorial on the Ruby language and b A nice reference to put beside your desk. If you need to get working programs delivered fast, you should add Ruby to your toolbox. I've never made it through one of these books. Built-in classes and modules -- Standard library -- V. Many of us, Rubyists, have been introduced to Ruby by the very first version of this book.
I really like proving people wrong ;- My company is using its Ruby expertise as a differentiator in the market and getting very good reception. We're proud that throughout its history, we've continued to cover the latest version of Ruby. It also means you cannot take advantage of the auto-indenting feature of editors. What You Need This book assumes you have a basic understanding of object-oriented programming. Additional Resources: Sample chapters, table of contents, and more information is available on the book's home page: About Pragmatic Bookshelf The Pragmatic Bookshelf features books written by developers for developers.