By Dave Thomas
Ruby is an more and more renowned, absolutely object-oriented dynamic programming language, hailed through many practitioners because the best and most beneficial language to be had this present day. while Ruby first burst onto the scene within the Western global, the Pragmatic Programmers have been there with the definitive reference handbook, Programming Ruby: The Pragmatic Programmer's advisor.
Now in its moment version, writer Dave Thomas has multiplied the well-known Pickaxe booklet with over 2 hundred pages of recent content material, masking the entire new and more advantageous language good points of Ruby 1.8 and traditional library modules. The Pickaxe includes 4 significant sections: An acclaimed educational on utilizing Ruby. The definitive connection with the language. whole documentation on all integrated sessions, modules, and strategies whole descriptions of all ninety eight general libraries.
If you loved the 1st version, you will relish the hot and improved content material, together with: superior insurance of install, packaging, documenting Ruby resource code, threading and synchronization, and embellishing Ruby's functions utilizing C-language extensions. Programming for the world-wide internet is simple in Ruby, with new chapters on XML/RPC, cleaning soap, disbursed Ruby, templating platforms and different internet prone. there is even a brand new bankruptcy on unit checking out.
This is the definitive reference guide for Ruby, together with an outline of the entire usual library modules, an entire connection with all integrated periods and modules (including greater than 250 major alterations because the First Edition). insurance of different beneficial properties has grown significantly, together with info on the right way to harness the delicate services of irb, so that you can dynamically study and test together with your operating code. "Ruby is a perfectly robust and beneficial language, and each time i am operating with it this ebook is at my part" --Martin Fowler, leader Scientist, ThoughtWorks