Author: Peter Cooper
Release Date: 2017-01-11
Based on the bestselling first edition, Beginning Ruby: From Novice to Professional, Second Edition is the leading guide for every type of reader who wants to learn Ruby from the ground up. The new edition of this book provides the same excellent introduction to Ruby as the first edition plus updates for the newest version of Ruby, including the addition of the Sinatra and Ramaze web application frameworks and a chapter on GUI development so developers can take advantage of these new trends. Beginning Ruby starts by explaining the principles behind object-oriented programming and within a few chapters builds toward creating a full Ruby application. By the end of the book, in addition to in-depth knowledge of Ruby, you'll also have basic understanding of many ancillary technologies such as SQL, XML, web frameworks, and networking. Introduces readers to the Ruby programming language Takes readers from basic programming skills to web development with topics like Ruby-based frameworks and GUI programming Covers many ancillary technologies in order to provide a broader picture (e.g., databases, XML, network daemons)
Author: Jarkko Laine
Release Date: 2007-04-30
Ruby on Rails offers developers the opportunity to create fully-featured web applications in double-quick time. Rails and e-commerce are a match made in heaven and Beginning Ruby on Rails E-Commerce is the first book to directly target this market. The book explains, via real-life scenarios, how to use Rails to create every aspect of an online store – from creating a product catalog, to building a reliable shopping cart system, all the way to features and functions like customer feedback forums. This combination of high sophistication and broad focus makes this an essential working reference – the book all developers are calling for.
Author: Rida Al Barazi
Release Date: 2010-12-31
Beginning Rails 3 is the practical starting point for anyone wanting to learn how to build dynamic web applications using the Rails framework for Ruby. You'll learn how all of the components of Rails fit together and how you can leverage them to create sophisticated web applications with less code and more joy. This book is particularly well suited to those with little or no experience with web application development, or who have some experience but are new to Rails. Beginning Rails 3 assumes basic familiarity with web terms and technologies, but doesn't require you to be an expert. Rather than delving into the arcane details of Rails, the focus is on the aspects of the framework that will become your pick, shovel, and axe. Part history lesson, part introduction to object-oriented programming, and part dissertation on open source software, this title doesn't just explain how to do something in Rails, it explains why. Learn to create Rails web applications from scratch Includes a gentle introduction to the Ruby programming language Completely updated to include the features of Rails 3
Author: Heather Moore Niver
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Release Date: 2014-07-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Computer programming can be intimidating for anyone, particularly a beginner. Making that task a bit easier is Ruby, an open-source programming language that is becoming increasingly popular among middle school and high school students. Readers are introduced to the many facets of Ruby, including the language's history, the basics of operation, and implementation of the system's application framework, Ruby on Rails. Discussions of less than optimal aspects of the system and user concerns ensure that the coverage is well-rounded. The accessible text is as easy to understand as Ruby itself. Get to know Ruby!
Ruby is famous for being easy to learn, but most users only scratch the surface of what it can do. While other books focus on Ruby's trendier features, The Book of Ruby reveals the secret inner workings of one of the world's most popular programming languages, teaching you to write clear, maintainable code. You'll start with the basics—types, data structures, and control flows—and progress to advanced features like blocks, mixins, metaclasses, and beyond. Rather than bog you down with a lot of theory, The Book of Ruby takes a hands-on approach and focuses on making you productive from day one. As you follow along, you’ll learn to: –Leverage Ruby's succinct and flexible syntax to maximize your productivity –Balance Ruby's functional, imperative, and object-oriented features –Write self-modifying programs using dynamic programming techniques –Create new fibers and threads to manage independent processes concurrently –Catch and recover from execution errors with robust exception handling –Develop powerful web applications with the Ruby on Rails framework Each chapter includes a "Digging Deeper" section that shows you how Ruby works under the hood, so you'll never be caught off guard by its deceptively simple scoping, multithreading features, or precedence rules. Whether you're new to programming or just new Ruby, The Book of Ruby is your guide to rapid, real-world software development with this unique and elegant language.
Web frameworks are playing a major role in the creation of today's most compelling web applications, because they automate many of the tedious tasks, allowing developers to instead focus on providing users with creative and powerful features. Java developers have been particularly fortunate in this area, having been able to take advantage of Grails, an open source framework that supercharges productivity when building Java–driven web sites. Grails is based on Groovy, which is a very popular and growing dynamic scripting language for Java developers and was inspired by Python, Ruby, and Smalltalk. Beginning Groovy and Grails is the first introductory book on the Groovy language and its primary web framework, Grails. This book gets you started with Groovy and Grails and culminates in the example and possible application of some real–world projects. You follow along with the development of each project, implementing and running each application while learning new features along the way.
If you work with identity solutions or structures, you will find Beginning Windows CardSpace: From Novice to Professional essential to understanding and successfully implementing CardSpace solutions. Topics range from a fundamental discussion of identity to comprehensive coverage of Windows CardSpace. You'll learn what CardSpace is all about, where you can and should use it, and how you would implement it. Additionally, multiple case studies showcase different scenarios where the technology is employed. The book also includes high-quality demos with universal themes that are applicable to your own work.
Portable shell scripting is the future of modern Linux, OS X, and Unix command–line access. Beginning Portable Shell Scripting: From Novice to Professional teaches shell scripting by using the common core of most shells and expands those principles to all of scripting. You will learn about portable scripting and how to use the same syntax and design principles for all shells. You’ll discover about the interaction between shells and other scripting languages like Ruby and Python, and everything you learn will be shown in context for Linux, OS X, bash, and AppleScript. What you’ll learn This book will prime you on not just shell scripting, but also the modern context of portable shell scripting. You will learn The core Linux/OS X shell constructs from a portability point of view How to write scripts that write other scripts, and how to write macros and debug them How to write and design shell script portably from the ground up How to use programmable utilities and their inherent portability to your advantage, while pinpointing potential traps Pulling everything together, how to engineer scripts that play well with Python and Ruby, and even run on embedded systems Who this book is for This book is for system administrators, programmers, and testers working across Linux, OS X, and the Unix command line. Table of Contents Introduction to Shell Scripting Patterns and Regular Expressions Basic Shell Scripting Core Shell Features Explained Shells Within Shells Invocation and Execution Shell Language Portability Utility Portability Bringing It All Together Shell Script Design Mixing and Matching
JBoss Seam represents the primary counter to the hot and successful Spring Framework and perhaps even Ruby on Rails framework. The open source lightweight Java EE 5 standards based JBoss Seam framework is a part of this second wave of open source lightweight Java that’s taking place. This book aims to take advantage of this hot area. It gives an overview of Seam related JSF and EJB 3 as found in Java EE 5. It provides information on the tools to make development with Seam easier as well as a functioning in depth demo to truly learn how to use Seam. Tips and tricks to using Seam are also included.
Author: Grant Allen
Release Date: 2008-11-20
IBM’s DB2 Express Edition is one of the most capable of the free database platforms available in today’s marketplace. In Beginning DB2, author Grant Allen gets you started using DB2 Express Edition for web sites, desktop applications, and more. The author covers the basics of DB2 for developers and database administrators, shows you how to manage data in both XML and relational form, and includes numerous code examples so that you are never in doubt as to how things work. In this book, you’ll find: A friendly introduction to DB2 Express Edition, an industrial–strength, relational database from IBM Dozens of examples so that you are never in doubt as to how things work Coverage of important language interfaces, such as from PHP, Ruby, C#, Python, and more The book is aimed at developers who want a robust database to back their applications.
Author: W. Jason Gilmore
Release Date: 2010-09-24
Beginning PHP and MySQL: From Novice to Professional, Fourth Edition is a major update of W. Jason Gilmore's authoritative book on PHP and MySQL. The fourth edition includes complete coverage of PHP 5.3 features, including namespacing, an update of AMP stack installation and configuration, updates to Zend Framework, coverage of MySQL Workbench, and much more. You'll not only receive extensive introductions to the core features of PHP, MySQL, and related tools, but you'll also learn how to effectively integrate them in order to build robust data-driven applications. Gilmore has seven years of experience working with these technologies, and he has packed this book with practical examples and insight into the real-world challenges faced by developers. Accordingly, you will repeatedly return to this book as both a valuable instructional tool and reference guide. What you’ll learn How to install and configure Apache, PHP 5.3, and MySQL PHP and object-oriented programming basics New PHP 5.3 features and how to use them How to move beyond basic PHP, including using the Zend Framework How to use MySQL to securely store your website's data How to use MySQL Workbench to manage your database Who this book is for Developers who want to harness PHP and MySQL to create powerful web applications Table of Contents Introducing PHP Configuring Your Environment PHP Basics Functions Arrays Object-Oriented PHP Advanced OOP Features Error and Exception Handling Strings and Regular Expressions Working with the File and Operating System PEAR Date and Time Forms Authenticating Your Users Handling File Uploads Networking PHP and LDAP Session Handlers Templating with Smarty Web Services Secure PHP Programming Integrating jQuery and PHP Building Web Sites for the World MVC and the Zend Framework Introducing MySQL Installing and Configuring MySQL The Many MySQL Clients MySQL Storage Engines and Datatypes Securing MySQL Using PHP with MySQL Introducing PDO Stored Routines MySQL Triggers MySQL Views Practical Database Queries Indexes and Searching Transactions Importing and Exporting Data
Author: Andre Lewis
Release Date: 2007-03-05
The Google Maps API is a showcase example of the Web 2.0 development paradigm, designed to be invitingly simple for developers to incorporate dynamic mapping services into Web applications. Beginning Google Maps Applications with Rails and Ajax takes a developer’s perspective, showing how to integrate mapping features into their Rails-driven Web applications. The book shows how to draw on data sources such as the U.S. Census Bureau’s TIGER/Line data and Google's own geocoding feature to build comprehensive geocoding services. The book includes guided examples demonstrating how to encourage user interaction such as pinpointing map locations, adding comments, and building community-driven maps.
Take your C++ coding to the next level by leveraging the latest features and advanced techniques to building high performing, reliable applications. About This Book Get acquainted with the latest features in C++ 17 Take advantage of the myriad of features and possibilities that C++ offers to build real-world applications Write clear and expressive code in C++, and get insights into how to keep your code error-free Who This Book Is For This book is for experienced C++ developers. If you are a novice C++ developer, then it's highly recommended that you get a solid understanding of the C++ language before reading this book What You Will Learn Write modular C++ applications in terms of the existing and newly introduced features Identify code-smells, clean up, and refactor legacy C++ applications Leverage the possibilities provided by Cucumber and Google Test/Mock to automate test cases Test frameworks with C++ Get acquainted with the new C++17 features Develop GUI applications in C++ Build portable cross-platform applications using standard C++ features In Detail C++ has come a long way and has now been adopted in several contexts. Its key strengths are its software infrastructure and resource-constrained applications. The C++ 17 release will change the way developers write code, and this book will help you master your developing skills with C++. With real-world, practical examples explaining each concept, the book will begin by introducing you to the latest features in C++ 17. It encourages clean code practices in C++ in general, and demonstrates the GUI app-development options in C++. You'll get tips on avoiding memory leaks using smart-pointers. Next, you'll see how multi-threaded programming can help you achieve concurrency in your applications. Moving on, you'll get an in-depth understanding of the C++ Standard Template Library. We show you the concepts of implementing TDD and BDD in your C++ programs, and explore template-based generic programming, giving you the expertise to build powerful applications. Finally, we'll round up with debugging techniques and best practices.By the end of the book, you'll have an in-depth understanding of the language and its various facets. Style and approach This straightforward guide will help you level up your skills in C++ programming, be it for enterprise software or for low-latency applications like games. Filled with real-world, practical examples, this book will take you gradually up the steep learning curve that is C++.
This book provides intermediate Rails users with an essential learning aid to take them to higher level, teaching them countless real world techniques via a series of practical project-based chapters. Each chapter takes the reader through the complete process of building up a full-functional Rails web application. Projects taught in the book include a blog, a REST-based task manager, an online IT help desk, a web comic (including image upload facilities,) Wiki, and much more. Techniques learned include speeding up development with plugins, engines and Ruby Gems, styling with CSS libraries, and adding dynamism using Ajax.