Learn Ruby The Hard Way: A Simple And Idiomatic Introduction To The Imaginative World Of Computational Thinking With Code (3Rd Edition) (Zed Shaw'S Hard Way Series)

Learn Ruby The Hard Way: A Simple And Idiomatic Introduction To The Imaginative World Of Computational Thinking With Code (3Rd Edition) (Zed Shaw'S Hard Way Series)

  • Publish Date: 2014-12-17
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Zed A. Shaw
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You Will Learn Ruby!

Zed Shaw has perfected the worlds best system for learning Ruby. Follow it and you will succeedjust like the hundreds of thousands of beginners Zed has taught to date! You bring the discipline, commitment, and persistence; the author supplies everything else.

In Learn Ruby the Hard Way, Third Edition , youll learn Ruby by working through 52 brilliantly crafted exercises. Read them. Type their code precisely. (No copying and pasting!) Fix your mistakes. Watch the programs run. As you do, youll learn how software works; what good programs look like; how to read, write, and think about code; and how to find and fix your mistakes using tricks professional programmers use. Most importantly, youll learn the following, which you need to start writing excellent Ruby software of your own:

Installing your Ruby environment

Organizing and writing code

Ruby symbols and keywords

Basic mathematics

Variables and printing

Strings and text

Interacting with users

Working with files

Using and creating functions

Looping and logic

Arrays and elements

Hashmaps

Program design

Object-oriented programming

Inheritance and composition

Modules, classes, and objects

Project skeleton directories

Debugging and automated testing

Advanced user input

Text processing

Basic game development

Basic web development

Itll Be Hard At First. But Soon, Youll Just Get ItAnd That Will Feel Great!

This tutorial will reward you for every minute you put into it. Soon, youll know one of the worlds most powerful, popular programming languages. Youll be a Ruby programmer.

Watch Zed, too! The accompanying DVD contains 5+ hours of passionate, powerful teaching: a complete Ruby video course!

Zed Shaw is an avid guitar player, programmer, and writer whose books teach people all over the world how to write software. His book Learn Python the Hard Way has been read by millions of people around the world. His software has been used by many large and small companies. His essays are often quoted and read by members of many geek communities. He is an entertaining and lively writer, who is sure to keep you laughing and make you think.

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