Everyday Scripting with Ruby: For Teams, Testers, and You
Are you a tester who spends more time manually creating complex test data than using it? A business analyst who seemingly went to college all those years so you can spend your days copying data from reports into spreadsheets? A programmer who can't finish each day's task without having to scan through version control system output, looking for the file you want?
If so, you're wasting that computer on your desk. Offload the drudgery to where it belongs, and free yourself to do what you should be doing: thinking. All you need is a scripting language (free!), this book (cheap!), and the dedication to work through the examples and exercises.
Everyday Scripting with Ruby is divided into four parts. In the first, you'll learn the basics of the Ruby scripting language. In the second, you'll see how to create scripts in a steady, controlled way using test-driven design. The third part is about finding, understanding, and using the work of others--and about preparing your scripts for others to use. The fourth part, more advanced, is about saving even more time by using application frameworks.
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Review: Everyday Scripting with RubyUser Review - Douglas Dollars - Goodreads
A bit of an older book (2007) in the Ruby world, but will definitely come in handy for some work with CSVs coming up. Read full review
Review: Everyday Scripting with RubyUser Review - Robert - Goodreads
Great book, written for the context of the everyday layman, not the computer scientist. Brian does a very good job with explaining concepts in a basic, simple way that will let most people accept them readily and put them to use. One of my favorite book to get non-coders up to speed with scripting. Read full review