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  1. Chapter 1 Ruby Basics

    1. Hello, Matz

    2. Interactive Ruby

    3. Resources

    4. Installing Ruby

    5. Permission Denied

    6. Associating File Types on Windows

    7. Review Questions

  2. Chapter 2 A Quick Tour of Ruby

    1. Ruby Is Object-Oriented

    2. Ruby's Reserved Words

    3. Comments

    4. Variables

    5. Strings

    6. Numbers and Operators

    7. Conditional Statements

    8. Arrays and Hashes

    9. Methods

    10. Blocks

    11. Symbols

    12. Exception Handling

    13. Ruby Documentation

    14. Review Questions

  3. Chapter 3 Conditional Love

    1. The if Statement

    2. The case Statement

    3. The while Loop

    4. The loop Method

    5. The for loop

    6. Execution Before or After a Program

    7. Review Questions

  4. Chapter 4 Strings

    1. Creating Strings

    2. Concatenating Strings

    3. Accessing Strings

    4. Comparing Strings

    5. Manipulating Strings

    6. Case Conversion

    7. Managing Whitespace, etc.

    8. Incrementing Strings

    9. Converting Strings

    10. Regular Expressions

    11. 1.9 and Beyond

    12. Review Questions

  5. Chapter 5 Math

    1. Class Hierarchy and Included Modules

    2. Converting Numbers

    3. Basic Math Operations

    4. Ranges

    5. Inquiring About Numbers

    6. More Math Methods

    7. Math Functions

    8. Rational Numbers

    9. Prime Numbers

    10. Review Questions

  6. Chapter 6 Arrays

    1. Creating Arrays

    2. Accessing Elements

    3. Concatenation

    4. Set Operations

    5. Unique Elements

    6. Blow Your Stack

    7. Comparing Arrays

    8. Changing Elements

    9. Deleting Elements

    10. Arrays and Blocks

    11. Sorting Things and About Face

    12. Multidimensional Arrays

    13. 1.9 and Beyond

    14. Other Array Methods

    15. Review Questions

  7. Chapter 7 Hashes

    1. Creating Hashes

    2. Accessing Hashes

    3. Iterating over Hashes

    4. Changing Hashes

    5. Converting Hashes to Other Classes

    6. 1.9 and Beyond

    7. Other Hash Methods

    8. Review Questions

  8. Chapter 8 Working with Files

    1. Directories

    2. Creating a New File

    3. Opening an Existing File

    4. Deleting and Renaming Files

    5. File Inquiries

    6. Changing File Modes and Owner

    7. The IO Class

    8. Review Questions

  9. Chapter 9 Classes

    1. Defining the Class

    2. Instance Variables

    3. Accessors

    4. Class Variables

    5. Class Methods

    6. Inheritance

    7. Modules

    8. public, private, or protected

    9. Review Questions

  10. Chapter 10 More Fun with Ruby

    1. Formatting Output with sprintf

    2. Processing XML

    3. Date and Time

    4. Reflection

    5. Using Tk

    6. Metaprogramming

    7. RubyGems

    8. Exception Handling

    9. Creating Documentation with RDoc

    10. Embedded Ruby

    11. Review Questions

  11. Chapter 11 A Short Guide to Ruby on Rails

    1. Where Did Rails Come From

    2. Why Rails?

    3. What Have Other Folks Done with Rails?

    4. Hosting Rails

    5. Installing Rails

    6. Learning Rails

    7. A Brief Tutorial

    8. Review Questions

  1. Appendix Ruby Reference

    1. Ruby Interpreter

    2. Ruby's Reserved Words

    3. Operators

    4. Escape Characters

    5. Predefined Variables

    6. Global Constants

    7. Regular Expressions

    8. String Unpack Directives

    9. Array Pack Directives

    10. Sprintf Flags and Field Types

    11. File Tests

    12. Time Formatting Directives

    13. RDoc Options

    14. Rake

  2. Appendix Answers to Review Questions

    1. Chapter 1 Review Questions

    2. Chapter 2 Review Questions

    3. Chapter 3 Review Questions

    4. Chapter 4 Review Questions

    5. Chapter 5 Review Questions

    6. Chapter 6 Review Questions

    7. Chapter 7 Review Questions

    8. Chapter 8 Review Questions

    9. Chapter 9 Review Questions

    10. Chapter 10 Review Questions

    11. Chapter 11 Review Questions

  3. Glossary

  4. Colophon