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By David Flanagan, Yukihiro Matsumoto

ISBN-10: 0596554656

ISBN-13: 9780596554651

The Ruby Programming Language is the authoritative consultant to Ruby and gives complete assurance of types 1.8 and 1.9 of the language.

It used to be 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 develop into this book.

Why the fortunate stiff, artist and Ruby programmer extraordinaire. This ebook starts 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 equipment, blocks, lambdas, closures, periods and modules.

The publication additionally encompasses a lengthy and thorough advent 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 complete 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 truly is written for skilled programmers who're new to Ruby, and for present Ruby programmers who are looking to problem their knowing and bring up their mastery of the language.

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