By Dave Thomas
Ruby is an more and more well known, totally object-oriented dynamic programming language, hailed by means of 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 international, the Pragmatic Programmers have been there with the definitive reference guide, Programming Ruby: The Pragmatic Programmer's advisor.
Now in its moment version, writer Dave Thomas has accelerated the well-known Pickaxe booklet with over two hundred pages of latest content material, overlaying 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 periods, modules, and techniques whole descriptions of all ninety eight typical libraries.
If you loved the 1st variation, you are going to delight in the hot and accelerated content material, together with: improved insurance of deploy, packaging, documenting Ruby resource code, threading and synchronization, and embellishing Ruby's services utilizing C-language extensions. Programming for the world-wide net is straightforward in Ruby, with new chapters on XML/RPC, cleaning soap, dispensed Ruby, templating platforms and different internet providers. there is even a brand new bankruptcy on unit trying out.
This is the definitive reference handbook for Ruby, together with an outline of all of the typical library modules, a whole connection with all integrated periods and modules (including greater than 250 major adjustments because the First Edition). assurance of different positive aspects has grown enormously, together with info on the right way to harness the subtle functions of irb, so that you can dynamically research and scan along with your operating code. "Ruby is a superbly strong and precious language, and at any time when i am operating with it this e-book is at my aspect" --Martin Fowler, leader Scientist, ThoughtWorks