Everybody understands why implementing automated tests is important but at the same time developing them can be costly and time consuming, and tests can be also be fragile and prone to false positives. By using Capybara, you can develop robust tests quickly and run them in multiple drivers ensuring greater re-use; Capybara’s API also extends the human readable style made popular by frameworks such as Cucumber and RSpec.
Aptana RadRails is an Integrated Development Environment for Ruby on Rails projects. Built on top of the well-known Eclipse platform, RadRails provides all the tools you need to create a whole Rails application from a single interface, allowing you to focus on the creative part of the development as your IDE takes care of the mechanics. This book is for Ruby on Rails developers who want to make the most of the framework by using an Integrated Development Environment. Even though the book explains everything you need to follow the contents, the focus is on how to use the tool and not on the Rails framework itself, so previous working knowledge of Rails is highly advisable. Previous knowledge of Eclipse is not necessary.
Learn the principles behind object-oriented programming and within a few chapters create a fully functional Ruby application. You’ll also gain a basic understanding of many ancillary technologies such as databases, XML, web frameworks, and networking – some of which are needed as part of a fully functioning Ruby application.
Sharpen your Ruby programming skills with twenty-five challenging problems from Ruby Quiz. Read the problems, work out a solution, and compare your solution with others. This book is a collection of highlights from the first year of Ruby Quiz challenges. Inside, you will find expanded content, all new solutions, and more in depth discussions of Ruby Quiz problems and solutions. This is the book for anyone who really wants to improve their Ruby skills.
As Ruby pro David Copeland explains, writing a command-line application that is self-documenting, robust, adaptable and forever useful is easier than you might think. Ruby is particularly suited to this task, since it combines high-level abstractions with “close to the metal” system interaction wrapped up in a concise, readable syntax. Moreover, Ruby has the support of a rich ecosystem of open-source tools and libraries.
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