Effective Ruby: 48 Specific Ways to Write Better Ruby (Effective Software Development) 1st Edition
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About the Author
- Publisher : Addison-Wesley Professional; 1st edition (September 25, 2014)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 211 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0133846970
- ISBN-13 : 978-0133846973
- Item Weight : 1.01 pounds
- Dimensions : 0.6 x 7 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,466,078 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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IMO there is a real void when it comes to books on Ruby programming. ok, I understand the language. But how do I actually write good object-oriented programs using Ruby? This book answers some of those questions. Well worth the cost and the effort to read it. It will stay on my shelf at home as a welcome reference rather than my shelves at work where just anyone could walk off with it. They will just have to buy their own copy.
Concise, insightful, and fun to read - I really like it!
Even Ruby experts will enjoy this book as it's written in a direct, no-nonsense style and the items act as quick, handy reminders of things you knew but somehow forgot anyway.
The only criticism the book could face is that the 48 items are a little arbitrary. They're bundled into groups, but I feel you could easily have several other books that followed the same format and covered different items. Maybe there'll be Effective Ruby 2, 3, and beyond around the corner? :-)
Top reviews from other countries
1. the author seems a little negative about Ruby. Not sure why. It seems he is trying to say that Ruby is full of hidden gotchas and you need his book to understand it? I don't know why, but it's just not as much fun to read as other books (like "Eloquent Ruby" or "Well Grounded Rubyist") where the authors show a definite appreciation for Ruby.
2. the material is not as detailed as I would like. I find that I sometimes still have questions after reading sections of this book. (in contrast, I don't have any leftover questions when I finish a chapter of "the Well-Grounded Rubyist").
This book is ok, but not excellent. I recommend learning Ruby elsewhere.