|Ruby in Practice||
Ruby in Practice
|43.70||approx. 7-9 days|
Ruby in Practice
presents specific Ruby techniques developers can use in realworld
projects. The book offers detailed strategies for using Ruby in a large-scale
environment. Readers will find concrete examples of integration, messaging, web
development, and databases, all presented in a clear Problem/Solution format.
Above all, Ruby in Practice is a practical book for developers who want an indepth
understanding of the Ruby language and its toolset. The first part concentrates
on issues that developers face both from within their organizations and
from their peers. The second part discusses techniques for communication and
integration of systems. The last part shows how to manage data and integrate
with existing data using Ruby.
has been programming for about eight years and doing graphic
design for four years. He is currently a freelance Ruby and Rails developer, consultant,
and author. He has over three years experience with Ruby and two years
with Rails; in that time he has developed a number of small, localized intranet systems
and medium- to large-scale systems in Ruby.
Assaf Arkin got bitten by the business software bug in 89, back when clientservers
were the thing and C was a reasonable language for writing business logic.
In 96 he switched to Java, and gave up client-servers for web apps. In 99 he
discovered the beauty of XML and the appeal of open source, and was a founding
member of XML Apache. In 05 he fell for Rubys charms and has been using it
since for development and for plugging holes that Java left behind.
High-profile Rubyists David Black, Gregory Brown, Peter Cooper, Yehuda
Katz, and Luke Melia round out the team.