- ruby-lang.org -
The main Ruby website. Here you can download Ruby for
both Linux/UNIX and Windows systems.
documentation - Online documentation links from the
- Ruby Core Class Reference
Introduction to Ruby -
A simple introduction to basic Ruby
Ruby User's Guide - An English translation of a
book written by the designer of the language. More of
a language reference than a tutorial.
The Pragmatic Programmer's Guide - "The Pickaxe
Book" is a more comprehensive overview of Ruby. It's an
online version of the first edition of a printed Ruby
book. The only thing to keep in mind is that it covers
Ruby 1.6, which is fairly old at this point (the current
version is 1.9).
- An interactive online Ruby interpreter/tutorial
- An Ruby-based regular expression editor
- Ruby Version Manager - Helps you
manage multiple versions and installations of Ruby
Formal grammars and finite automata
- Wikipedia actually has good pages on some of these things (and the
references they cite are generally useful too):
- Book: Introduction to the Theory of Computation by Michael Sipser
This book has lots of good explanation, but is a little high level for what we're doing. Still, it might be worth a look.
Previous required texts for CMSC 330 have chapters on relevant topics
covered in this course. If the lecture notes are insufficient, look for these
books. They should be available in the university library.
Concepts of Programming Languages (Seventh Edition) by R. Sebesta,
Addison Wesley (2006) (ISBN 0-321-33025-0).
Programming Languages: Design and Implementation (Fourth Edition)
by T. Pratt and M. Zelkowitz, Prentice Hall (2001) (ISBN 0-13-027678-2).
- Vim (make sure you install
the GUI version if you want a pretty interface) and MacVim (for Mac OS X)
- Emacs (and a Ruby plugin if your
version is older than 23)
- SciTE is free on
Windows and GNU/Linux, but not free on Mac OS X.
- TextMate is a full-featured editor
for Mac OS X, although it's not free.
Integrated Development Environments (IDEs):
6.9 has support for Ruby, although it has been removed in the latest
(7.0) release; here's a note from
the developers about it.
- There are some Ruby plugins for
appears to be a tutorial.
- RubyMine by
- Aptana appears to be a repackaging
of Eclipse that may be worth trying.
- Komodo is not free,
but there is a trial version that you might be able to use for the duration
of this class.