Free 290 Page Book Of Ruby: Chapter 15, Marshalling
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:
GETTING STARTED WITH RUBY
STRINGS, NUMBERS, CLASSES AND OBJECTS
CLASS HIERARCHIES, ATTRIBUTES AND CLASS VARIABLES
STRINGS AND RANGES
ARRAYS AND HASHES
LOOPS AND ITERATORS
PASSING ARGUMENTS AND RETURNING VALUES
BLOCKS, PROCS AND LAMBDAS
MODULES AND MIXINS
FILES AND IO
A more detailed listing of the topics covered can be found on The Book Of Ruby Download page.