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Monday, August 4, 2008

Practical Ruby Projects Ideas for the Eclectic Programmer

Topher Cyll , "Practical Ruby Projects: Ideas for the Eclectic Programmer"
Apress (December 10, 2007) | ISBN:159059911X | 328 pages | PDF | 1,8 Mb
Want to take Ruby to the limit? Looking for new, powerful, and creative ideas that will take Ruby beyond Rails and web programming? If you’re comfortable with Ruby, you’ll be itching to go further--apply Practical Ruby Projects: Fresh Ideas with Ruby and become a master of advanced Ruby techniques.

Rubyist Topher Cyll brings several imaginative projects to this book, ranging from making generative music, animations, and turn-based games to implementing simulations, algorithms, and even an implementation of Lisp!
Art, music, theory, and games--this book has it all. Best of all, it’s all done with Ruby.
Each chapter, in addition to making you say “Cool--I hadn’t thought of that before,” looks at solving tricky development problems, enforces best practices, and encourages creative thinking. You’ll be building your own exciting, imaginative Ruby Projects in no time.
Create imaginative and innovative Ruby programming projects.
Learn how to solve tricky development problems, be guided by best practices, and be inspired to think creatively.
Don’t waste time on the basics--it’s assumed you know the fundamentals of Ruby already.
What you’ll learn
How to set up Ruby on Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux
How to create UIs with RubyCocoa
How to create a Lisp implementation in Ruby
How to create generative music and turn-based adventure games in Ruby
How to model things and create algorithms in Ruby
Several more Ruby best practices and programming techniques that will save you hours of programming time


Practical Ruby Projects: Ideas for the Eclectic Programmer

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