Just need help on what book to buy for ruby

Guys

Im trying to do some ruby on rails stuff for interfaceing with some
unix commands from a ui. Im using the streamlined framework and it
creates everything i need for the ui side but im having problems trying
to capture data that is added to tables so i can create commands to
execute. What would be a decent ruby book to buy? i already have the
rails cookbook but im looking for something that covers more of the
command side and describes the methods available in ruby. Off to the
bookstore when i get a response. Thanks

Agile Web D. with Rails 2nd Ed
http://www.amazon.com/Agile-Web-Development-Rails-2nd/dp/0977616630/

And of course ‘Programming ruby’ if it’s the ruby bits rather than
the rails stuff you want.
http://www.amazon.com/Programming-Ruby-Pragmatic-Programmers-Second/
dp/0974514055

Brent B. wrote:
i already have the

rails cookbook but im looking for something that covers more of the
command side and describes the methods available in ruby. Off to the
bookstore when i get a response. Thanks

Here’s a way to run a shell command in Ruby:

ouput = %x(‘pwd’)

The Ruby Way by Hal F. has more details running external commands.
It’s a really good book.

Ruby Cookbook by Lucas Carlson is also really good.

Eeby

Given what you specified. I would also recommend “Programming Ruby”

On Oct 2, 11:04 am, Frederick C. [email protected]

I subscribe to Safari on oreilly.com, which lets you have 10
electronic books at one time for $9.95 / month. You can switch books
out after you’ve had them for awhile. What’s good about that is that
after you’ve learned something, you can switch those books out for
something new you’re learning.

I found the $9.95 option hard to find when I signed up – they really
want you to do the $19.95 / month option. 10 books has been enough
for me though.

Charlie

On Oct 2, 3:40 pm, Jarrod M. [email protected]

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