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Best Ruby Books

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Best Ruby Books
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The Well-Grounded Rubyist
David A. Black - 2019-03-15 (first published in 2008)
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The Well-Grounded Rubyist takes you from interested novice to proficient practitioner. It's a beautifully written tutorial that begins with the basic steps to get your first Ruby program up and running and goes on to explore sophisticated topics like callable objects, reflection, and threading. Whether the topic is simple or tough, the book's easy-...
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Eloquent Ruby
Russ Olsen - 2011-02-11
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It's easy to write correct Ruby code, but to gain the fluency needed to write great Ruby code, you must go beyond syntax and absorb the "Ruby way" of thinking and problem solving. In Eloquent Ruby, Russ Olsen helps you write Ruby like true Rubyists do-so you can leverage its immense, surprising power. Olsen draws on years of experience internalizin...
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The Ruby Programming Language
David Flanagan - 2008-01-31
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The Ruby Programming Language is the authoritative guide to Ruby and provides comprehensive coverage of versions 1.8 and 1.9 of the language. It was written (and illustrated!) by an all-star team:David Flanagan, bestselling author of programming language "bibles" (including JavaScript: The Definitive Guide and Java in a Nutshell) and committer to t...
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Practical Object-Oriented Design
An Agile Primer Using Ruby
Sandi Metz - 2018-08-22
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Ruby's widely admired simplicity has a downside: too many Ruby and Rails applications have been created without concern for their long-term maintenance or evolution. The Web is awash in Ruby code that is now virtually impossible to change or extend. This text helps you solve that problem by using powerful real-world object-oriented design technique...
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Programming Ruby 1.9
The Pragmatic Programmers' Guide (Facets of Ruby)
Dave Thomas - 2009-04-28 (first published in 2000)
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Would you like to go from first idea to working code much, much faster? Do you currently spend more time satisfying the compiler instead of your clients or end users? Are you frustrated with demanding languages that seem to get in your way, instead of getting the work done? Are you using Rails, and want to dig deeper into the underlying Ruby langua...
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Ruby on Rails Tutorial
Michael Hartl - 2020-07-11 (first published in 2012)
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"Ruby on Rails(TM) Tutorial by Michael Hartl has become a must-read for developers learning how to build Rails apps."--Peter Cooper, Editor of Ruby InsideUsed by sites as varied as Disney, GitHub, Shopify, and Airbnb, Ruby on Rails is one of the most popular frameworks for developing web applications, but it can be challenging to learn and use. Whe...
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Head First Ruby
A Brain-Friendly Guide
Jay McGavren - 2015-12-08
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What will you learn from this book?What's all the buzz about this Ruby language? Is it right for you? Well, ask yourself: are you tired of all those extra declarations, keywords, and compilation steps in your other language? Do you want to be a more productive programmer? Then you'll love Ruby. With this unique hands-on learning experience, you'll ...
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The Rails 5 Way
Obie Fernandez - 2017-11-24
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The "Bible" for Rails Development: Fully Updated for Rails 5 "When I read The Rails Way for the first time, I felt like I truly understood Rails for the first time." --Steve Klabnik, Rails contributor and mentor The Rails(TM) 5 Way is the comprehensive, authoritative reference guide for professionals delivering production-quality code using modern ...
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Agile Web Development with Rails 6
Sam Ruby - 2020-02-25
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Learn Rails the way the Rails core team recommends it, along with the tens of thousands of developers who have used this broad, far-reaching tutorial and reference. If you're new to Rails, you'll get step-by-step guidance. If you're an experienced developer, get the comprehensive, insider information you need for the latest version of Ruby on Rails...
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Metaprogramming Ruby
Program Like the Ruby Pros (Facets of Ruby)
Paolo Perrotta - 2014-08-18
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Write powerful Ruby code that is easy to maintain and change. With metaprogramming, you can produce elegant, clean, and beautiful programs. Once the domain of expert Rubyists, metaprogramming is now accessible to programmers of all levels. This thoroughly revised and updated second edition of the bestselling Metaprogramming Ruby explains metaprogra...
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Rails AntiPatterns
Chad Pytel / Tammer Saleh Pytel / Saleh - 2010-11-09
Ruby Cookbook by Lucas Carlson
Agile Web Development with Rails 5.1 by Sam Ruby
The Pragmatic Programmer by David Thomas
Design Patterns in Ruby by Russ Olsen
Ruby Way, The by Hal Fulton
Beginning Ruby by Peter Cooper
Ruby Under a Microscope by Pat Shaughnessy
Effective Ruby by Peter J. Jones
Learn to Program, Second Edition by Chris Pine
Refactoring by Jay Fields
Rails 5 Test Prescriptions by Noel Rappin
Ruby Pocket Reference by Michael Fitzgerald
Ruby on Rails 3 Tutorial by Michael Hartl
Rails 4 in Action by Ryan Bigg
Clean Code by Robert C. Martin
Beginning Rails 6 by Brady Somerville, Adam Gamble, Cloves Carneiro Jr., Rida Al Barazi
Intro To Ruby Programming by John Elder
The RSpec Book by David Chelimsky
Learn Ruby the Hard Way by Zed A. Shaw