The Well Grounded Rubyist

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Summary

The Well-Grounded Rubyist, Third Edition is a beautifully written tutorial that begins with your first Ruby program and takes you all the way to sophisticated topics like reflection, threading, and recursion. Ruby masters David A. Black and Joe Leo distill their years of knowledge for you, concentrating on the language and its uses so you can use Ruby in any way you choose. Updated for Ruby 2.5.



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About the Technology

Designed for developer productivity, Ruby is an easy-to-learn dynamic language perfect for creating virtually any kind of software. Its famously friendly development community, countless libraries, and amazing tools, like the Rails framework, have established it as the language of choice for high-profile companies, including GitHub, SlideShare, and Shopify. The future is bright for the well-grounded Rubyist



About the Book

In The Well-Grounded Rubyist, Third Edition, expert authors David A. Black and Joseph Leo deliver Ruby mastery in an easy-to-read, casual style. You'll lock in core principles as you write your first Ruby programs. Then, you'll progressively build up to topics like reflection, threading, and recursion, cementing your knowledge with high-value exercises to practice your skills along the way.



What's Inside

  • Basic Ruby syntax
  • Running Ruby extensions
  • FP concepts like currying, side-effect-free code, and recursion
  • Ruby 2.5 updates


About the Reader

For readers with beginner-level programming skills.



About the Authors

David A. Black is an internationally known Ruby developer and author, and a cofounder of Ruby Central. Ruby teacher and advocate Joseph Leo III is the founder of Def Method and lead organizer of the Gotham Ruby Conference.



Table of Contents

    PART 1 RUBY FOUNDATIONS
  1. Bootstrapping your Ruby literacy
  2. Objects, methods, and local variables
  3. Organizing objects with classes
  4. Modules and program organization
  5. The default object (self), scope, and visibility
  6. Control-flow techniques


  7. PART 2 BUILT-IN CLASSES AND MODULES
  8. Built-in essentials
  9. Strings, symbols, and other scalar objects
  10. Collection and container objects
  11. Collections central: Enumerable and Enumerator
  12. Regular expressions and regexp-based string operations
  13. File and I/O operations


  14. PART 3 RUBY DYNAMICS
  15. Object individuation
  16. Callable and runnable objects
  17. Callbacks, hooks, and runtime introspection
  18. Ruby and functional programming
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