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What Ruby Can Do for You

Abstract

As I mentioned in the book’s introduction, Ruby is my language of choice. It is the tool I instinctively reach for first when solving system administration problems. To recap, it has principally achieved this place in my affections by
  • • Making it simple to write nicely readable code

  • • Emphasizing convention over configuration, so a little effort goes a long way

  • • Offering seamless mechanisms for interfacing with C libraries

  • • Having syntax, extension, and execution conventions that very often make coding the “right” way and the “quick” way the same thing

  • • Adopting object-oriented principles so completely that extremely powerful metaprogramming techniques become readily available

Keywords

Method Call Will Emit Object Orientation Readable Code Abstraction Principle 
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Copyright information

© André Ben Hamou 2007

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