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Description - Wicked Cool Ruby Scripts by Steve Pugh

Are you spending valuable time on work a well-trained monkey could do? If so, Wicked Cool Ruby Scripts will teach you how to automate repetitive tasks using Ruby, one of the most powerful and easy-to-use programming languages around. Wicked Cool Ruby Scripts provides 58 scripts that offer quick solutions to problems like system administration, manipulating images, and managing a website. After getting your feet wet creating simple scripts to automate tasks like file compression and decompression, you ll learn how to create powerful web crawlers, security scripts, and full-fledged libraries and applications, as well as how to: Rename files, disable processes, change permissions, and modify users Manipulate strings, encrypt files, and sort efficiently Validate web links, check for orphan files, and generate forms Mass edit photos, extract image information, and create thumbnails Parse CSV files and scrape links, images, and pages from the Web And as a nod to our security friends, y

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781593271824
ISBN-10: 1593271824
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 178mm x mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: No Starch Press,US
Publisher: No Starch Press,US
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Steve Pugh

Steve Pugh has been a programmer for over a decade. He has worked as a software analyst for a banking software company, run a large-scale network operations center (overseeing 7,000 users and 130 network technicians), and is currently doing security research for the US government. Much of this book was written while Pugh was working for the US government in northern Iraq.

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