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Within the pages of Practical Ruby for System Administration, you'll learn the Ruby way to construct files, tap into clouds of data, build domain-specific languages, perform network traffic analysis, and more. Coverage places equal emphasis on fundamental Ruby concepts as well as practical how-tos. Based on author Andre Ben Hamou's own experiences working as a system administrator, this book will help you pick up practical tips on Ruby coding style, learn how to analyze and improve script performance, and make use of no-nonsense advice on scripting workflow, including testing, documentation, and version control.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781590598214
ISBN-10: 1590598210
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 178mm x 17mm)
Pages: 261
Imprint: APress
Publisher: APress
Publish Date: 27-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Andre Ben-Hamou

Andre Ben Hamou is the senior systems architect for Freedom 255, a major British Internet service provider. He was responsible for introducing Ruby to the organization, which is bringing about a massive increase in efficiency and interoperability both internally and with outside systems. Prior to this, he spent a decade as a general-purpose software hacker, working in Perl, C, C++, and Objective-C. He spent five years at Imperial College London working on various numerical problems including computational physics simulations, and graduated with a master of science degree with honors. He is also an associate of the Royal College of Science. During his time at Imperial College, he worked as a systems integrator within Imperial's prestigious Department of Computing. He likes walking, talking, and taking abusive liberties with the English language. He lives with his imaginary cat on the south coast of England.