- Series: Effective Software Development Series
- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 1 edition (October 5, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0133846970
- ISBN-13: 978-0133846973
- Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.6 x 8.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #779,792 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Effective Ruby: 48 Specific Ways to Write Better Ruby (Effective Software Development Series) 1st Edition
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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? :-)
In "Effective Ruby, 48 Specific Ways to Write Better Ruby", Peter J. Jones demonstrates his knowledge of Ruby - in a hands-on and practical manner - achieving the much deserved accolade as both teacher and guide.
The clarity of writing is reminiscent of Kernighan and Ritchie, Scott Meyers, and Joshua Bloch
Ruby is a worthwhile language to have in your toolbox - and this book is a welcome addition to my technical library.