The Well-Grounded Rubyist, Second Edition addresses both newcomers to Ruby, as well as Ruby programmers who want to deepen their understanding of the language.
This is a good time for Ruby! It's powerful like Java or C++ and has dynamic features that let your code react gracefully to changes at runtime. And it's elegant, so creating applications, development tools, and administrative scripts is easier and more straightforward. With an active development community and countless libraries and productivity tools, Ruby has come into its own.
The Well-Grounded Rubyist, Second Edition is a creative tutorial that begins with your first Ruby program and goes on to explore sophisticated topics like callable objects, reflection, and threading. The book concentrates on the language, preparing you to use Ruby in any way you choose. This second edition includes coverage of Ruby features such as keyword arguments, lazy enumerators, and Module#prepend, along with information on new and changed core classes and methods.
- Clear explanations of Ruby concepts
- Numerous simple examples
- Updated for Ruby 2.1
- Prepares you to use Ruby anywhere for any purpose
David A. Black is an internationally known software developer, author, trainer, speaker, and event organizer. He is a Ruby standard library contributor and one of the founders of Ruby Central, Inc., the parent organization of the official international Ruby and Ruby on Rails conferences. David works at 2U, Inc. in New York City.
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