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Ruby Cookbook

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Do you want to push Ruby to its limits? The "Ruby Cookbook" is the most comprehensive problem-solving guide to today's hottest programming language. It gives you hundreds of solutions to real-world problems, with clear explanations and thousands of lines of code you can use in your own projects.

From data structures and algorithms, to integration with cutting-edge technolog
Paperback, 873 pages
Published July 29th 2006 by O'Reilly Media (first published January 1st 2006)
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Feb 14, 2012 Marshall rated it really liked it
This enormous book provides tons of ready-made Ruby code snippets for common and not-so-common problems. With books this big, I usually suspect the author of wasting words, but not this one. It just covers a ton of stuff, everything I could fathom anyone would want to use the language for, including object-oriented programming, metaprogramming, MIDI, XML, HTML, graphics, databases, persistence, internet services, web development (Ruby on Rails), web services, distributed programming, debugging, ...more
Ash Moran
Jan 30, 2010 Ash Moran rated it really liked it
Shelves: software, ruby
I've lost count of the number of times I've tried to find an answer to a Ruby problem on the net and found it in here. Great examples on a wide range of topics, from the core language, to the stand library, to common gems. It could do with updating in places, but 80% of if it gold.
John Orman
Jul 13, 2012 John Orman rated it liked it
A very large O'Reilly book covering many standard Ruby techniques. Many code snippets listed, but no CD/DVD included. The book can be accessed online for a limited time, guess you could cut code segments from there and run them in your test programs. I used the book for my online class in Cloud Computing/Ruby on Rails. Useful in working on a few assignments.
Jul 16, 2015 Steven rated it really liked it
Shelves: programming, american
Excellent practical reference book filled with solutions.
Jan 09, 2010 Sunny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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