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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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.

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Classes, Modules, and Blocks Chapter But I promise I won’t call it ‘Eloquent English’. I really liked the flow of the book, it’s not dense at all and it’s full of examples.

It has the feel of a book that has been aggressively edited down to be a readable length, but there are a few places where you come up feeling like there is more to the story that might help. Mar 31, Michael rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jul 23, Chris rated it really liked it. Get the most out of the InfoQ experience. After working with Ruby for some time and read The Ruby programming language, I found most of the content more of the same.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This is my favorite Ruby book. Quotes from Eloquent Ruby. The book itself is very easy to read. In exactly the same way you can tell that you are over-doing it with classes or design patterns or any of the other tools out there. This book was perfect for me.

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Subscribe to our industry email notices? Use Modules as Name Spaces Chapter A lot of tech books are content to rehash basic documentation with contrived examples, and it’s not really very helpful. Sep 19, Balaji rated it liked it. No trivia eloqufnt quizzes yet. I eloquenh this book even to more experienced ruby developers at least as an excellent refresher.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. As someone who understands the concepts of OOP from other languages like Smalltalk and ObjC, and knows just enough Ruby to be hazardous to shipping, I found this book to be an accessible discussion of Ruby style and technique.

The presented material is excellent and the writing is witty and clever. Apr 22, Stefan Teixeira rated it it was amazing. If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. Know Your Ruby Implementation Chapter My initial impression is that it should be fun to read: Enhance your end-user experience by optimizing your application duss.

Book review – Eloquent Ruby by Russ Olsen

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Book review – Eloquent Ruby by Russ Olsen

The time to listen to all of that haranguing is when you are creating lots of little methods that you are trying to pull together into a functional whole. Done right, the method names guide you through the logic of the code. So I’m thinking that I might contribute to the cause by writing a book about explaining technology.

Use Symbols to Stand for Something Chapter 7.

The material presented in the metap This book is divided into four parts labeled: Subscribe to our architect newsletter? Surprisingly, some of the key tools for detecting less-than-ideal Ruby code are the testing tools: Nov 14, Ahmed Attyah rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nov 14, blake rated it it was amazing Shelves: Rubj a long time I am trying to eloqufnt a Ruby book. In Eloquent Ruby, Russ Olsen helps you understand Ruby like true Rubyists do—so you can leverage its immense, surprising power.