—Obie Fernandez, Professional Ruby Series Editor xx . Russ’ first book is the highly regarded Design Patterns in Ruby (Addison-Wesley. The newest book in the renowned Addison-Wesley Professional Ruby Series, Eloquent Ruby will help you “put on your Ruby-colored glasses” and get results. (Addison-Wesley Professional Ruby Series). by In Eloquent Ruby, Russ Olsen helps you write Ruby like true Rubyists do-so you can leverage its immense.

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It is subtle, beautiful, and -yes- eloquent.

I think it might be an excellent companion to any book that focuses on rails, but leaves all the sweet spots of the language aside. He concludes with powerful project-level features and techniques ranging from gems to Domain Specific Languages.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for writing this review on behalf of CodeRanch. I also feel like Ruby is way too cute and subtle for its own good, but that’s not the author’s fault.

Use Symbols to Stand for Something Chapter 7. Start Free Trial No credit card required. Create Self-Modifying Classes Chapter 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.

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Weslley book if you don’t want an enumeration of Ruby’s APIs, but are instead looking to learn the basic tools. Though, in fairness each chapter could be a standalone book. In Eloquent Ruby, Russ Olsen helps you write Ruby like true Rubyists do—so you can leverage its immense, surprising power. Apr 22, Stefan Teixeira rated it it was amazing. But even without that it’s a book you can still get value from. You’ll learn how to write code that actually looks like Ruby not Java or C ; why Ruby has so many control structures; how to use strings, expressions, and symbols; and what dynamic typing is really good for.

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Preview — Eloquent Ruby by Russ Olsen. Admittedly it was wrapping things up and “pulling it all together”, but aside from the chapter on gems ;rofessional other topics were covered at a higher level than I would have liked. Choose the Right Control Structure Chapter 3. This book was perfect for me.

If you’re looking for a book that would introduce you to Ruby when you’re coming from other languages, this is it. Mar 19, Wangyiran rated it liked it. This book is divided into four parts labeled: Chapter about regular expressions explained the stuff better than many regexp books do.

Refresh and try again. This eBook includes the following formats, accessible from your Account page after purchase:. It is professionsl expressing yourself fluently in ruby, not just using ruby syntax to force the computer to do your will. The book is full of code examples that clearly illustrate the text.

A nice book to get the feeling of programming disciplines. Good book for novices, easy to read, but I’d say too elementary in the beginning. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Mostly written for people wrsley to Ruby from other programming languages, Russ Olsen doesn’t dwell on banalities, but instead teaches you good, idiomatic Ruby.

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Ruby on Rails 3 Tutorial: Pulling It All Together Chapter I think it might be an excellent compa Eloquent Ruby takes a ride through 30 topics about Ruby, from how the Ruby community idents code to Metaprogramming and how to publish a Gem to RubyGems.


I see you are reading Eloquent Ruby It helped me rloquent understand and appreciate the underlying aesthetic to clean and concise code.

Classes, Modules, and Blocks Chapter Moreover, this book has given me more seriew for reading out the source code of various gems and libraries.

Nice guide to how Ruby Programmers write code and approach syntax. View all 11 comments. Just my two cents though. Very clear and eloquent! It is great both for beginners and for people who already have experience with Ruby.

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The writing was entertaining though a bit rough in a few places. Eloquent Ruby starts small, answering tactical questions focused on a single statement, method, test, or bug.

Profsesional Ruby Book Club: The tone is informal without falling into the trap of sounding like it’s trying to be funny. If you’re new to Ruby like I am I can only recommend reading this book, it’s worth the time!!! Early on there were a lot of “best practices” that it didn’t seem like you could even learn Ruby without absorbing at some point.

Eloquent Ruby takes a ride through 30 topics about Ruby, from how the Ruby community idents code to Metaprogramming and how to publish a Gem to RubyGems. Lists with This Book.