Wicked Cool Ruby Scripts: Useful Scripts That Solve Difficult Problems by Steve PughWicked Cool Ruby Scripts: Useful Scripts That Solve Difficult Problems by Steve Pugh

Wicked Cool Ruby Scripts: Useful Scripts That Solve Difficult Problems

bySteve Pugh

Paperback | December 8, 2008

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Wicked Cool Ruby Scriptsis a compendium of scripts that will make your life easier by saving you time and solving problems. If you find yourself wasting effort and time on a task a trained monkey could do, it's time for Ruby to come to the rescue.

Wicked Cool Ruby Scriptsprovides carefully selected Ruby scripts that are immediately useful. Learn how to streamline administrative tasks like renaming files, disabling processes, and changing permissions. After you get your feet wet creating basic scripts, author Steve Pugh will show you how to create powerful Web crawlers, security scripts, full-fledged libraries and applications, and much more. With each script you'll get the raw code followed by an explanation of how it really works, as well as instructions for how to run the script and suggestions for customizing it.Wicked Cool Ruby Scriptswill save you from the tedium of repetitive tasks and give you back the time it would take to write scripts from scratch.

Steve Pugh has been a programmer for over a decade. He has worked as a software analyst for a banking software company, run a large-scale network operations center (overseeing 7,000 users and 130 network technicians), and is currently doing security research for the US government. Much of this book was written while Pugh was working fo...
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Title:Wicked Cool Ruby Scripts: Useful Scripts That Solve Difficult ProblemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.25 × 7 × 0.85 inPublished:December 8, 2008Publisher:No Starch PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1593271824

ISBN - 13:9781593271824

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Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • FOREWORD
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • INTRODUCTION
  • Chapter 1: GENERAL PURPOSE UTILITIES
  • Chapter 2: WEBSITE SCRIPTING
  • Chapter 3: LI(U)NIX SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION
  • Chapter 4: PICTURE UTILITIES
  • Chapter 5: GAMES AND LEARNING TOOLS
  • Chapter 6: STRING UTILITIES
  • Chapter 7: SERVERS AND SCRAPERS
  • Chapter 8: ARGUMENTS AND DOCUMENTATION
  • Chapter 9: SORTING ALGORITHMS
  • Chapter 10: WRITING A METASPLOIT 3.1 MODULE WITH RUBY
  • AFTERWORD
  • COLOPHON