The Well-Grounded Rubyist, Second Edition

  • 17h 24m 29s
  • David A. Black
  • Manning Publications
  • 2018

The Well-Grounded Rubyist, Second Edition addresses both newcomers to Ruby, as well as Ruby programmers who want to deepen their understanding of the language.

This is a good time for Ruby! It's powerful like Java or C++ and has dynamic features that let your code react gracefully to changes at runtime. And it's elegant, so creating applications, development tools, and administrative scripts is easier and more straightforward. With an active development community and countless libraries and productivity tools, Ruby has come into its own.

The Well-Grounded Rubyist, Second Edition is a creative tutorial that begins with your first Ruby program and goes on to explore sophisticated topics like callable objects, reflection, and threading. The book concentrates on the language, preparing you to use Ruby in any way you choose. This second edition includes coverage of Ruby features such as keyword arguments, lazy enumerators, and Module#prepend, along with information on new and changed core classes and methods.

What's inside:

  • Clear explanations of Ruby concepts
  • Numerous simple examples
  • Updated for Ruby 2.1
  • Prepares you to use Ruby anywhere for any purpose

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - Bootstrapping Your Ruby Literacy
  • Chapter 2 - Objects, Methods, and Local Variables
  • Chapter 3 - Organizing Objects with Classes
  • Chapter 4 - Modules and Program Organization
  • Chapter 5 - The Default Object (Self), Scope, and Visibility
  • Chapter 6 - Control-Flow Techniques
  • Chapter 7 - Built-in Essentials
  • Chapter 8 - Strings, Symbols, and other Scalar Objects
  • Chapter 9 - Collection and Container Objects
  • Chapter 10 - Collections Central: Enumerable and Enumerator
  • Chapter 11 - Regular Expressions and Regexp-Based String Operations
  • Chapter 12 - File and I/O Operations
  • Chapter 13 - Object Individuation
  • Chapter 14 - Callable and Runnable Objects
  • Chapter 15 - Callbacks, Hooks, and Runtime Introspection