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Beginning Ruby: From Novice to Professional, Third Edition by Peter Cooper

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© Peter Cooper 2016

Peter Cooper, Beginning Ruby, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1278-3_16

16. Useful Ruby Libraries

Peter Cooper

(1)Louth, Lincs, UK

This chapter is a basic reference to a collection of useful Ruby libraries that you might want to use in your programs. We’re going to look at libraries covering a vast array of functionality, from networking and Internet access to file parsing and compression. The libraries in this chapter are in alphabetical order, and each library starts on a new page with the name as the page header for easy browsing. Below each library’s title, several subsections follow:

  • Overview: A brief description of what the library does, its basic functionality, and why you would want to use it.

  • Installation: Information on where the ...

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