Ruby Phrasebook
Ruby Phrasebook

Author: Jason D. Clinton
Publisher: Addison Wesley, 2008
Pages: 224
ISBN: 978-0672328978
Aimed at: Ruby programmers
Rating: 4
Pros: Several interesting and readable essays
Cons: Not a handy reference
Reviewed by: Mike James

Be warned this is a very small book - a true pocket book that really would fit in you top pocket. It's not exactly a reference work either so you are unlikely to want to carry it around just to lookup that particularly difficult piece of syntax. It can be best described as a collection of essays on topics that the author finds interesting. It starts off considering tasks that relate to basic Ruby - strings, objects, types, arrays and collections - and then moves on to examples in what you could call Ruby application areas - XML. Qt, web pages, database and so on. Any one of the short chapters is worth a read if you happen to need to find out about the topic and they would have made very nice, but not very advanced, magazine articles. So if you are looking for a collection of articles on using Ruby in a very small book format - this is it.

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SQL and Relational Theory (3rd Edition)

Author: C J Date
Publisher: O'Reilly
Pages: 582
ISBN: 978-1491941171
Print:1491941170
Kindle: 017S0YPOG
Audience:SQL Developers
Rating: 4
Reviewer:Kay Ewbank

This updated edition of a classic on relational theory has added NoSQL to the mix.



Getting Started with SQL Server 2014 Administration

Author: Gethyn Ellis
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Pages: 114
ISBN: 978-1782172416
Audience: DBAs, Architects
Rating: 4.2
Reviewer: Ian Stirk

Another SQL Server 2014 book quickly follows the product’s release, how does it fare?


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