Ruby Best Practices

Increase Your Productivity - Write Better Code

by Gregory T. Brown

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Book Description

How do you write truly elegant code with Ruby? Ruby Best Practices is for programmers who want to use Ruby as experienced Rubyists do. Written by the developer of the Ruby project Prawn, this concise book explains how to design beautiful APIs and domain-specific languages with Ruby, as well as how to work with functional programming ideas and techniques that can simplify your code and make you more productive. You'll learn how to write code that's readable, expressive, and much more.

Ruby Best Practices will help you:
- Understand the secret powers unlocked by Ruby's code blocks;
- Learn how to bend Ruby code without breaking it, such as mixing in modules on the fly;
- Discover the ins and outs of testing and debugging, and how to design for testability;
- Learn to write faster code by keeping things simple;
- Develop strategies for text processing and file management, including regular expressions;
- Understand how and why things can go wrong;
- Reduce cultural barriers by leveraging Ruby's multilingual capabilities.

This book also offers you comprehensive chapters on driving code through tests, designing APIs, and project maintenance. Learn how to make the most of this rich, beautiful language with Ruby Best Practices.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC-SA). You can download Ruby Best Practices ebook for free in PDF format (4.0 MB).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1
Driving Code Through Tests
 
Chapter 2
Designing Beautiful APIs
 
Chapter 3
Mastering the Dynamic Toolkit
 
Chapter 4
Text Processing and File Management
 
Chapter 5
Functional Programming Techniques
 
Chapter 6
When Things Go Wrong
 
Chapter 7
Reducing Cultural Barriers
 
Chapter 8
Skillful Project Maintenance
 
Appendix A
Writing Backward-Compatible Code
 
Appendix B
Leveraging Ruby's Standard Library
 
Appendix C
Ruby Worst Practices
 

Book Details

Subject
Computer Science
Publisher
O'Reilly Media
Published
2009
Pages
329
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13 Digital
9780596523008
ISBN10 Digital
0596523009
PDF Size
4.0 MB
License
CC BY-NC-SA

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