Home | Amazing | Today | Tags | Publishers | Years | Account | Search 
Practical Ruby Gems

Practical Ruby Gems, 9781590598115 (1590598113), Apress, 2007
Practical Ruby Gems is a comprehensive guide to utilizing and creating Ruby Gems--ready-made Ruby code modules that can be easily added to Ruby and Rails projects. This book is ideal for Ruby programmers as well as web developers who use Rails and wish to extend the functionality of their projects.

You'll get a prime selection of 34 of the best and most useful Gems, which makes up the core of this book. Each of these also comes complete with actual use cases and code examples that you can use immediately in your own projects. You'll learn how Ruby Gems can be used to

    * Validate credit cards.
    * Create graphical interfaces on multiple platforms.
    * Speed up Rails applications.
    * Develop lightweight web applications.
    * Use ActiveRecord to make databases easy.
    * Process RSS feeds.
    * Prevent spam using CAPTCHA.
    * Crop and scale images.
    * Tap into the same caching system that runs LiveJournal.com.

And much, much more!

You'll also learn how to package and distribute your own Ruby Gems. This lets you tap into powerful mechanisms for resolving dependencies. And the book takes a detailed look at how Gems differ between operating systems, so you'll be prepared whether your desktop runs OS X, Windows, or Linux. You'll also learn how you can share code more easily between projects, optionally sharing your contributions with the world!

About the Author

David Berube is a Ruby developer, trainer, author, and speaker. He's used both Ruby and Ruby on Rails for several years, starting in 2003 when he became a Ruby advocate after he wrote about the language for Dr Dobb's Journal. Prior to this he worked professionally with PHP, Perl, C++, and Visual Basic.

His professional accomplishments include creating the Ruby on Rails engine for CoolRuby.com (http://coolruby.com), a site that tracks the latest Ruby developments, and working with ThoughtBot (www.thoughtbot.com) on the Rails engine that powers Sermo America's Top Doctor contest. Additionally, he has worked on several other Ruby projects, including the engine powering CyberKnowHow's BirdFluBreakingNews search engine, and he also created the Slueshi text adventure game system, a multiplayer text game engine written in Ruby.

David's journalism has been in print in over 65 countries, in magazines such as Linux Magazine, Dr Dobb's Journal, and PHP International Magazine. He's also taught college courses and spoken publicly on topics such as "MySQL and You" and "Making Money with Open Source Software."

He lives in New Hampshire and his hobbies include basketball, yo-yos, and sleep.
(HTML tags aren't allowed.)

Foundations of Python Network Programming
Foundations of Python Network Programming

To guide readers through the new scripting language, Python, this book discusses every aspect of client and server programming. And as Python begins to replace Perl as a favorite programming language, this book will benefit scripters and serious application developers who want a feature-rich, yet simple language, for deploying their...

Neutron Applications in Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences (Neutron Scattering Applications and Techniques)
Neutron Applications in Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences (Neutron Scattering Applications and Techniques)

Neutron Applications in Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences offers a comprehensive overview of the wide ranging applications of neutron scattering techniques to elucidate the fundamental materials properties at the nano-, micro- and meso-scale, which underpin research in the related fields of Earth, Energy and Environmental...

Learning jQuery 1.3
Learning jQuery 1.3
Packed with great examples and clear explanations, this revised and updated version of Learning jQuery teaches you how to use jQuery 1.3. This book is for web designers who want to create interactive elements for their designs, and for developers who want to create the best user interface for their web applications. Basic JavaScript programming...

Linux from Scratch
Linux from Scratch
Linux From Scratch describes the process of creating your own Linux system from scratch from an already installed Linux distribution, using nothing but the source code of software that you need.

From the author's introduction: "Having used a number of different Linux distributions, I was never fully satisfied with either of those. I didn't...

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Marketing Automation
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Marketing Automation

Implement effective marketing strategies using Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013


  • Hands-on and illustration focussed guide for beginners and expert marketers.
  • Detailed features of marketplace solutions explained to help marketers understand advanced email marketing concepts and capture...
Common Warehouse Metamodel Developer's Guide
Common Warehouse Metamodel Developer's Guide
The official guide on how to develop interoperable data warehouse and business intelligence applications from the authors of the CWM specification

This authoritative guide will show you how to develop interoperable data warehouse and business intelligence applications using the Common Warehouse Metamodel (CWM) specification. It provides you...

©2019 LearnIT (support@pdfchm.net) - Privacy Policy