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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.
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“The material is organized well and reads like a novel. Examples are clear, and accompanied by ample explanations. … Readers in any context in which the Ruby programming language is utilized will find this book an approachable, enabling primer. The book also assists readers by making them aware of the more advanced aspects of the language and its facilities. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All readers.” (F. H. Wild III, Choice, Vol. 54 (7), March, 2017)