Using ruby effectively

The only Ruby code I can really read is mine, because it looks like Pascal
ported to Ruby.

There are many, many features of this language that I don’t use, nor do I
understand them. I think the Pickaxe book is great (and many thanks to
Wayne for giving me a paper copy)… but what is needed is a book or
something that explains the concepts behind the language, as well as the
language, and WHY and HOW you want and need to use them.

My two cents.

Mark
http://retrobbs.org

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-----Original Message-----
From: David Alan Black [mailto:dblack@candle.superlink.net]
Sent: 19 July 2002 11:48
To: ruby-talk@ruby-lang.org
Subject: Ruby and coding contests (was Re: Selling ruby to my boss)

Hello –

On Fri, 19 Jul 2002, Giuseppe Bilotta wrote:

Isaac wrote:

I’ve seen some pretty messy looking code in this list. Especially the
one liners that do some crazy task. But all the code I’ve written is
pretty simple. I guess it depends on those who originally code
something.

Is there a Convoluted Ruby Contest like there is for Perl?

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Hello –

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On Fri, 19 Jul 2002, Firestone, Mark - Technical Support wrote:

The only Ruby code I can really read is mine, because it looks like Pascal
ported to Ruby.

There are many, many features of this language that I don’t use, nor do I
understand them. I think the Pickaxe book is great (and many thanks to
Wayne for giving me a paper copy)… but what is needed is a book or
something that explains the concepts behind the language, as well as the
language, and WHY and HOW you want and need to use them.

You might want to check out “The Ruby Way”, by Hal Fulton. It
combines language description with lots of need/case-driven examples
and explanations.

David


David Alan Black
home: dblack@candle.superlink.net
work: blackdav@shu.edu
Web: http://pirate.shu.edu/~blackdav

Have you tried ‘Programming Ruby : The Pragmatic Programmer’s Guide’ ?

IMHO, does quite a good job at explaining language concepts even down to how
classes and objects behave under the skin.

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Justin Johnson.

“Firestone, Mark - Technical Support” mark.firestone@gossgraphic.co.uk
wrote in message news:46487A0D3619D511BF860000F6B99827D2C464@PRESGGS17…

The only Ruby code I can really read is mine, because it looks like Pascal
ported to Ruby.

There are many, many features of this language that I don’t use, nor do I
understand them. I think the Pickaxe book is great (and many thanks to
Wayne for giving me a paper copy)… but what is needed is a book or
something that explains the concepts behind the language, as well as the
language, and WHY and HOW you want and need to use them.

My two cents.

Mark
http://retrobbs.org

“Firestone, Mark - Technical Support” mark.firestone@gossgraphic.co.uk
wrote in message news:46487A0D3619D511BF860000F6B99827D2C464@PRESGGS17…

There are many, many features of this language that I don’t use, nor do I
understand them. I think the Pickaxe book is great (and many thanks to
Wayne for giving me a paper copy)… but what is needed is a book or
something that explains the concepts behind the language, as well as the
language, and WHY and HOW you want and need to use them.

I strongly recommend Hal Fulton’s book “The Ruby Way”. I’m not sure I’d say
it addresses the “concepts behind the language” so much, but it definitely
covers the how and why of a lot of Ruby’s features.

“Firestone, Mark - Technical Support” schrieb:

I think the Pickaxe book is great (and many
thanks to Wayne for giving me a paper copy)…

Justin Johnson schrieb:

Have you tried ‘Programming Ruby :
The Pragmatic Programmer’s Guide’ ?

I think the latter is the Pickaxe …

Det