Beginning Ruby

From Novice to Professional

  • Peter Cooper

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiv
  2. Foundations and Scaffolding

  3. The Core of Ruby

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Peter Cooper
      Pages 107-147
    3. Peter Cooper
      Pages 149-161
    4. Peter Cooper
      Pages 187-224
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      Pages 225-242
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      Pages 243-267
  4. Ruby Online

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 303-303
    2. Peter Cooper
      Pages 343-362
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    4. Peter Cooper
      Pages 379-415
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 417-454

About this book


Learn the principles behind object-oriented programming and within a few chapters create a fully functional Ruby application. You'll also gain a basic understanding of many ancillary technologies such as databases, XML, web frameworks, and networking - some of which are needed as part of a fully functioning Ruby application.

Based on the bestselling first and second editions, Beginning Ruby, Third Edition is a leading guide to learn Ruby from the ground up. The new edition of this book provides the same excellent introduction to Ruby as the previous editions plus updates for the newest version of Ruby 2.3. This book can also be used as a textbook or companion to a textbook on beginning Ruby programming.

The light and agile Ruby programming language remains a very popular open source scripting option for developers building today's web and even some enterprise applications. And, now, Ruby also has applications using the Raspberry Pi, popular among hobbyists and makers. Many former Java developers still use Ruby on Rails today, the most popular framework for building Ruby applications. 

What You'll Learn

  • Discover the fundamentals of Ruby and its object-oriented building blocks
  • Use the Ruby libraries, gems, and documentation
  • Work with files and databases
  • Write and deploy Ruby applications
  • Harness the various Ruby web frameworks and how to use them
  • Do network programming with Ruby 
Who This Book Is For

Beginning programmers, programmers new to Ruby, and web developers interested in learning and knowing the foundations of the Ruby programming language.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Peter Cooper
    • 1
  1. 1.Louth, Lincs.United Kingdom

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