Learn to Program
by Chris Pine
Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf 2006
Number of pages: 176
Chris Pine takes a thorough, but light-hearted approach that teaches you how to program in Ruby with a minimum of fuss or bother. Starting with small, simple one-line programs to calculate your age in seconds, you'll see how to have your webpage send you email, to shuffle your music more intelligently, to rename your photos from your digital camera, and more. You'll learn the same technology used to drive modern dynamic websites and large, professional applications.
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Read this book if you need a much deeper understanding of programming: the need to carefully structure a program to avoid being overwhelmed by its complexity, or the need to insure reliability beyond what can he achieved by debugging.
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Covered topics: concurrency, state, distributed programming, constraint programming, formal semantics, declarative concurrency, message-passing concurrency, forms of data abstraction, building GUIs, transparency approach to distributed programming.
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