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Free 290 Page Book Of Ruby: Chapter 15, Marshalling

Download Free Ruby eBook plus all source code
by Huw Collingbourne
Friday 28 November 2008.

The latest update to The Book Of Ruby, which has just gone online, adds a chapter on the art of ‘marshalling’ to save and load data in binary format.

The Book Of Ruby now has 290 pages and comes complete with 233 small ready-to-run Ruby programs to illustrate every topic described in the text. The fifteen chapters (plus introduction) cover the following topics:

Introduction
- GETTING STARTED WITH RUBY

Chapter One
- STRINGS, NUMBERS, CLASSES AND OBJECTS

Chapter Two
- CLASS HIERARCHIES, ATTRIBUTES AND CLASS VARIABLES

Chapter Three
- STRINGS AND RANGES

Chapter Four
- ARRAYS AND HASHES

Chapter Five
- LOOPS AND ITERATORS

Chapter Six
- CONDITIONAL STATEMENTS

Chapter Seven
- METHODS

Chapter Eight
- PASSING ARGUMENTS AND RETURNING VALUES

Chapter Nine
- EXCEPTION HANDLING

Chapter Ten
- BLOCKS, PROCS AND LAMBDAS

Chapter Eleven
- SYMBOLS

Chapter Twelve
- MODULES AND MIXINS

Chapter Thirteen
- FILES AND IO

Chapter Fourteen
- YAML

Chapter Fifteen
- MARSHAL

A more detailed listing of the topics covered can be found on The Book Of Ruby Download page.

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