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The Resource Ruby wizardry : an introduction to programming for kids, by Eric Weinstein

Ruby wizardry : an introduction to programming for kids, by Eric Weinstein

Label
Ruby wizardry : an introduction to programming for kids
Title
Ruby wizardry
Title remainder
an introduction to programming for kids
Statement of responsibility
by Eric Weinstein
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A playful, illustrated tale that will teach you how to program in Ruby by taking you on a fantastical journey. As you follow the adventures of young heroes Ruben and Scarlet, you'll learn real programming skills"--Page 4 of cover
Cataloging source
OQX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weinstein, Eric
Dewey number
005.133
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA76.73.R83
LC item number
W45 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ruby (Computer program language)
  • Computer programming
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Ruby wizardry : an introduction to programming for kids, by Eric Weinstein
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
1. What this book's about : Why learn programming (and why Ruby)? ; All adults on deck: installing Ruby ; Achievement unlocked: Ruby installed! ; Putting on the Ruby slippers ; Getting to know IRB ; Using a text editor and the Ruby command ; When to use IRB and when to use a text editor ; The prompts used in this book ; Into the shiny red yonder -- 2. The king and his string : A short yarn ; A bit more about variables ; Ruby operators ; A smallish project for you -- 3. Pipe dreams : The apprentice plumber's dilemma ; Writing and running Ruby scripts ; His majesty's flow control ; Improving flow_rate.rb with fancier logical operators ; A biggerish project for you -- 4. Staying in the loop : Ruby on monorails ; While loops ; Arrays ; Putting arrays and loops into action ; Your project, should you choose to accept it -- 5. Array of sunshine and hash on the range : Big Hank's hashery ; Arrays within arrays ; Even more array methods! ; Shift! Pop! Insert! ; Iterating with arrays ; Hash in the hashery ; Rollicking ranges ; Order up! -- 6. The (chunky) bacon to Ruby's hash : Symbols! ; The skinny on symbols ; Symbols and hashes, together at last ; The mid-morning rush ; What else can you do with symbols? -- 7. The magic of methods and blocks : A method to the madness ; Defining your own methods ; What is nil? ; Splat parameters ; Block methods ; Into the dagron's lair -- 8. Everything is an object (almost) : The subject of our story is an object ; Classes and objects ; Creating our first class, minstrel ; Variable scope ; Objects and self ; Methods and instance variables ; Dial-a-ballad, or the minstrel's delivery service -- 9. Inheriting the magic of Ruby : Her majesty's managerie ; A brush-up on classes ; Subclass and superclass ; Protecting the kingdom with GuardDogs and FlyingMonkeys ; The queen's machine -- 10. A horse of a different color : Utter panda-monium ; Creating modules ; Constants ; Extending your knowledge ; Mixins and inheritance ; Requiring another file ; Looking up constants ; A horse of a different color -- 11. Second time's the charm : Refactoring at the refactory ; Variable assignment tricks ; Crystal-clear conditionals ; When you need a case statement ; Simplifying methods ; De-duplicating code ; Re-refactoring -- 12. Reading, writing, and Ruby magic : File input and output ; Opening a file with Ruby ; Writing and adding to files ; Avoiding errors while working with files ; All loading docks, report for duty! -- 13. Follow the WEBrick road : Ruby and the Internet ; Using the open-uri Ruby Gem ; Investigating the kingdom's web server ; Beyond the kingdom walls -- 14. Where to go next : The big picture: what you know ; Additional resources and further reading ; Online and multimedia ; Additional topics -- A. Installing Ruby on Mac and Linux : Installing on Mac ; Installing on Linux -- B. Troubleshooting : Errors running Ruby scripts ; Errors using IRB
Control code
1598637
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 327 pages
Isbn
9781593275662
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
689145756685
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1598637
  • (OCoLC)898905827
Label
Ruby wizardry : an introduction to programming for kids, by Eric Weinstein
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
1. What this book's about : Why learn programming (and why Ruby)? ; All adults on deck: installing Ruby ; Achievement unlocked: Ruby installed! ; Putting on the Ruby slippers ; Getting to know IRB ; Using a text editor and the Ruby command ; When to use IRB and when to use a text editor ; The prompts used in this book ; Into the shiny red yonder -- 2. The king and his string : A short yarn ; A bit more about variables ; Ruby operators ; A smallish project for you -- 3. Pipe dreams : The apprentice plumber's dilemma ; Writing and running Ruby scripts ; His majesty's flow control ; Improving flow_rate.rb with fancier logical operators ; A biggerish project for you -- 4. Staying in the loop : Ruby on monorails ; While loops ; Arrays ; Putting arrays and loops into action ; Your project, should you choose to accept it -- 5. Array of sunshine and hash on the range : Big Hank's hashery ; Arrays within arrays ; Even more array methods! ; Shift! Pop! Insert! ; Iterating with arrays ; Hash in the hashery ; Rollicking ranges ; Order up! -- 6. The (chunky) bacon to Ruby's hash : Symbols! ; The skinny on symbols ; Symbols and hashes, together at last ; The mid-morning rush ; What else can you do with symbols? -- 7. The magic of methods and blocks : A method to the madness ; Defining your own methods ; What is nil? ; Splat parameters ; Block methods ; Into the dagron's lair -- 8. Everything is an object (almost) : The subject of our story is an object ; Classes and objects ; Creating our first class, minstrel ; Variable scope ; Objects and self ; Methods and instance variables ; Dial-a-ballad, or the minstrel's delivery service -- 9. Inheriting the magic of Ruby : Her majesty's managerie ; A brush-up on classes ; Subclass and superclass ; Protecting the kingdom with GuardDogs and FlyingMonkeys ; The queen's machine -- 10. A horse of a different color : Utter panda-monium ; Creating modules ; Constants ; Extending your knowledge ; Mixins and inheritance ; Requiring another file ; Looking up constants ; A horse of a different color -- 11. Second time's the charm : Refactoring at the refactory ; Variable assignment tricks ; Crystal-clear conditionals ; When you need a case statement ; Simplifying methods ; De-duplicating code ; Re-refactoring -- 12. Reading, writing, and Ruby magic : File input and output ; Opening a file with Ruby ; Writing and adding to files ; Avoiding errors while working with files ; All loading docks, report for duty! -- 13. Follow the WEBrick road : Ruby and the Internet ; Using the open-uri Ruby Gem ; Investigating the kingdom's web server ; Beyond the kingdom walls -- 14. Where to go next : The big picture: what you know ; Additional resources and further reading ; Online and multimedia ; Additional topics -- A. Installing Ruby on Mac and Linux : Installing on Mac ; Installing on Linux -- B. Troubleshooting : Errors running Ruby scripts ; Errors using IRB
Control code
1598637
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 327 pages
Isbn
9781593275662
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
689145756685
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1598637
  • (OCoLC)898905827

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