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 haven’t read a programming book in a while and this was really good, harking back to the good old days when I was just embarking on my career.

A method that implements the business logic around, say, currency conversions, should not suddenly veer off into the details of how the various accounts ar Tips for structuring code snippets or for code organization? The Ruby community’s attitude about testing can be summed up in a few words: Sometimes I also want to cry.

In what circumstances should developers fall back to these hooks? He covers many subjects that even an experienced developer will find useful.

Interview: Russ Olsen on “Eloquent Ruby”

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When I look at my list of things that I should know more about, it starts with Erlang and runs through Clojure and JQuery and node. Package Your Programs as Gems Chapter Honestly, other than the testing tools, I don’t use these utilities much. I recommend this book even to more experienced ruby developers at least ruas an excellent refresher.

InfoQ talked to the author of “Eloquent Ruby”, Russ Olesnrjby the practical advice given in the book. It has a very comfortable writing style and some complex ideas are presented in a surprisingly easy to understand way. In the same spirit, a lot of Ruby DSLs have no visible main program – things just seem to start themselves by magic.

But even without that it’s a book you can st I slowly read through the book and this was elouqent second attempt at reading it. I see you are reading Eloquent Ruby Other books in the series. 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. Sep 10, Russs rated it really liked it. This is a very good book on what is a rather difficult topic.

The chapters on metaprogramming were particularly great. View table of contents. This book actually explains stuffs on writing Ruby code, The best practices upon writing Ruby code,etc. Next, the book addresses oksen questions related to building methods and classes.


This book was perfect for me. After working with Ruby for some time and read The Ruby programming language, I found most of the content more of the same.

Interview: Russ Olsen on “Eloquent Ruby”

Preview — Eloquent Ruby by Russ Olsen. SF Ruby Book Club: Surprisingly, some of the key tools for detecting less-than-ideal Ruby code are the testing tools: May 07, Graham Lee rated it it was amazing Shelves: Oct 18, Andrew rated it it was amazing. Eloquent Ruby 20 reviews. Reading this book will grant you a deeper understanding of the Ruby programming language, as well as quite a few laughs.

I think by reading this book I got a different perspective about my Ruby on Rails application.

Addison-Wesley Professional Ruby Series. Oct 08, Bjoern Rochel rated it it was amazing Shelves: Update Company name to: I slowly read through the book and this was my second attempt at reading it. I also feel like Ruby is way too cute and subtle for its own good, but that’s not the author’s fault. This book is a true gem! It ain’t done eloqueht there’s no tests.