In Eloquent Ruby, Russ Olsen helps you write Ruby like true Rubyists do-so you can leverage its immense, surprising power. Olsen draws on years of. To do that, you need to go beyond syntax and absorb the “Ruby way” of thinking and problem solving. In Eloquent Ruby, Russ Olsen helps you understand Ruby . ELOQUENT RUBY. Russ Olsen. Upper Saddle River, NJ • Boston • Indianapolis • San Francisco. New York • Toronto • Montreal • London.

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I see diving into the how-to books from other programming languages as just an extension of rruss same process: In what circumstances should developers fall back to these hooks?

Aug 29, Landon rated it it was amazing.

The Ruby community’s attitude about testing can be summed up in a few words: I also feel like Ruby is way too cute and subtle for its own good, but that’s not the author’s fault. With Safari, you learn the way you learn best.

Nothing new here; we have all heard endless lectures about picking good method names. It is expected that you have programming knowledge and get the general ideas of how to write good code, but need to know how to do ruuby well in Ruby.

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Olsen draws on years of experience internalizing the Ruby culture and teaching Ruby to other programmers. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. On the one hand you can pick up specific tips and techniques: Mar 14, Adjaho Destiny marked it as to-read.


Programmers have been telling each other for a long time that one way to get better is to learn a new programming language, even if you don’t plan on using that language tomorrow or ever.

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Finally, each method needs to have a name that reflects its purpose. May 26, 8 min read by Werner Schuster. By subscribing to this email, we may send you content based on your previous topic interests. So I’m thinking that I might contribute to the cause by writing a book about explaining technology. It’s really no different with open classes, blocks and eval.

To ask other readers questions about Eloquent Rubyplease sign up. Nov 14, blake rated it it was amazing Shelves: Return to Book Page. If you’re new to Ruby like I am I can only recommend reading this book, it’s worth the time!!! Embrace Dynamic Typing Chapter 9. Jun 17, Andy rated it liked it.

But even without that it’s a book you can still get value from. A lot of tech books are content to rehash basic do This is a very good book on what is a rather difficult rubby. Also it reminded me about so many features in ruby that I don’t get to use every day. By the end, I felt enriched in terms of my under-the-hood understanding of Ruby. Create Self-Modifying Classes Chapter Trivia About Eloquent Ruby.

Interview: Russ Olsen on “Eloquent Ruby”

Armed with the current set of metaprogramming tools – open classes, the reflection APIs, the eval family of functions and code blocks – Ruby programmers have managed to come up with Rake, Rspec and ActiveRecord. Only in Ruby can you find out when a subclass is created or a module is included in a class or the interpreter is about to exit. The examples are useful and illustrate his points well without cluttering up the text.


The material presented in the metap This book is divided into four parts labeled: You mention some of your influences, eg. Paperbackpages.

Having written two books, I can tell you that explaining things is not easy. As they say in the iPhone world, there’s a hook for that. They are all just there to help us get the job done.

Interview: Russ Olsen on “Eloquent Ruby”

Update Company name to: So for me it was more of a confirmation of the things I have learned over the last few years from other developers, other books and the various ruby blogs and websites. I recently spent a couple of evenings reading this book and found it to be an easy to read, informative book about ruby best practices that I would highly recommend to intermediate ruby developers who want to confirm elosuent they are going in the right direction.

In one way it is great: