ISBN 9781590598115,Practical Ruby Gems

Practical Ruby Gems

Author:

David Berube

Publisher:

John Wiley & Sons

Rs2808

Publisher

John Wiley & Sons

Publication Year 2002
ISBN-13

ISBN 9781590598115

ISBN-10 1590598113
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 208 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Medicine: general issues

Practical Ruby Gems is a comprehensive guide to utilizing and creating Ruby Gemsready-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.

Youll 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. Youll 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!

Youll 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 youll be prepared whether your desktop runs OS X, Windows, or Linux. Youll also learn how you can share code more easily between projects, optionally sharing your contributions with the world!
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