The Ruby Programming Language by David Flanagan, Yukihiro Matsumoto

By David Flanagan, Yukihiro Matsumoto

The Ruby Programming Language is the authoritative advisor to Ruby and offers entire insurance of types 1.8 and 1.9 of the language.

It was once written (and illustrated!) by means of an all-star team:
• David Flanagan, bestselling writer of programming language "bibles" (including JavaScript: The Definitive Guide and Java in a Nutshell) and committer to the Ruby Subversion repository.
• Yukihiro "Matz" Matsumoto, author, fashion designer and lead developer of Ruby and writer of Ruby in a Nutshell, which has been improved and revised to turn into this book.

Why the fortunate stiff, artist and Ruby programmer extraordinaire. This booklet starts off with a quick-start educational to the language, after which explains the language intimately from the ground up: from lexical and syntactic constitution to datatypes to expressions and statements and on via tools, blocks, lambdas, closures, sessions and modules.

The ebook additionally contains a lengthy and thorough creation to the wealthy API of the Ruby platform, demonstrating -- with heavily-commented instance code -- Ruby's amenities for textual content processing, numeric manipulation, collections, input/output, networking, and concurrency. a whole bankruptcy is dedicated to Ruby's metaprogramming capabilities.

The Ruby Programming Language records the Ruby language definitively yet with out the formality of a language specification. it's written for knowledgeable programmers who're new to Ruby, and for present Ruby programmers who are looking to problem their realizing and raise their mastery of the language.

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