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4.0 out of 5 stars Ruby in Practice - review, May 13, 2009
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Ruby in Practice written by the Jeremy McAnally and Assaf Arkin is a solid book about Ruby programming language. It is divided into three parts which address the most common applications of Ruby. Firstly, it describes in details basic characteristics and strengths of Ruby such as metaprogramming, usage of duck typing, testing, and reporting. Second part covers usage of Ruby for internet communication, emailing and for web application creation and deployment using Rails. In third part, authors discuss techniques for data and document based applications and Ruby application in searching and indexing or parsing of different document types. All addressed problems are explained using well chosen and informative examples which can be utilized in real world situations.
Although, book is written in rather simple and comprehensive way it is not meant for beginners and requires from a reader at least the intermeddiate knowledge of core Ruby, Rails techniques and understanding of quite a number of other programming concepts.
All together, Ruby in Practice is a must in the library of every Rubyist aspirating to the advanced level.
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