Practical Ruby Projects: Ideas for the Eclectic Programmer by Christopher CyllPractical Ruby Projects: Ideas for the Eclectic Programmer by Christopher Cyll

Practical Ruby Projects: Ideas for the Eclectic Programmer

byChristopher Cyll

Paperback | December 18, 2007

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This book is titled Practical Ruby Projects. And let me start by saying that the projects are practical. But they might not be quite what you're used to. Flip through the book. You won't find any references to enterprise deployment. Not a word about business logic. In fact, hard as it is to believe, there's no web programming! But if you exclude those things, what's left? Why, everything else, of course! Each chapter in this book turns Ruby loose on a new interesting problem or project. They range from creative endeavors to investigative simulations to the exploration of computer programming languages themselves. Ruby is a programming language, but it's also a tool to create, understand, and entertain. This book is all about Ruby. Why Ruby? Since this book was written with the assumption that you have a basic knowledge of Ruby, odds are you already know about Ruby's strengths. The Language You know that Ruby's blocks are a joy to use. You know how Ruby's programmer-oriented core API can make programming feel effortless. Despite what the popular press so- times says, Ruby isn't the final word in programming languages. But Ruby holds a unique position in the current landscape.
Topher Cyll is a software engineer and writer living in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He received his bachelor's degree in computer science from Williams College and works for a small Boston-area startup. In reverse alphabetical order, he finds programming languages, music, free software, education, bioengineering, and beer terribly exciti...
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Title:Practical Ruby Projects: Ideas for the Eclectic ProgrammerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pagesPublished:December 18, 2007Publisher:APRESS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:159059911X

ISBN - 13:9781590599112

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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Making Music with Ruby
  3. Animating Ruby
  4. 4 Pocket Change: Simulating Coin Systems with Ruby
  5. Turn-Based Strategy in Ruby
  6. RubyCocoa
  7. Genetic Algorithms in Ruby
  8. Implementing Lisp in Ruby
  9. Parsing in Ruby