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Author Shaughnessy, Pat.
Title Ruby under a microscope : an illustrated guide to Ruby internals / Pat Shaughnessy.
Imprint San Francisco, CA : No Starch Press, [2014]
 Book Stacks  QA76.73.R83 S53 2014  AVAILABLE
Descript xxii, 336 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes index.
Contents Tokenization and Parsing -- Compilation -- How Ruby Executes Your Code -- Control Structures and Method Dispatch -- Objects and Classes -- Method Lookup and Constant Lookup -- The Hash Table : The Workhorse of Ruby Internals -- How Ruby Borrowed a Decades-Old Idea from Lisp -- Metaprogramming -- JRuby : Ruby on the JVM -- Garbage Collection Basics in Rubinius and MRI -- Conclusion.
Summary "An under-the-hood look at how the Ruby programming language runs code. Extensively illustrated with complete explanations and hands-on experiments. Covers Ruby 2.x"-- Provided by publisher.
"Ruby is a powerful programming language with a focus on simplicity, but beneath its elegant syntax, the language is performing countless unseen tasks. Ruby Under a Microscope gives developers an inside, hands-on look at Ruby's core, using simple diagrams coupled with clear explanations. Author Pat Shaughnessy takes a scientific approach, laying out a series of experiments with Ruby code to demonstrate how things work. Shaughnessy's lucid illustrations will serve as a guide for developers writing Ruby programs. Developers of all stripes will find this a fascinating behind the scenes look at how programming languages work"-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN 9781593275273 (paperback)
1593275277 (paperback)
Subject Ruby (Computer program language)

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