© Carleton DiLeo, Peter Cooper 2021
C. DiLeo, P. CooperBeginning Ruby 3https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-6324-2_16

16. Useful Ruby Libraries

Carleton DiLeo1   and Peter Cooper2
Boulder, CO, USA
Louth, 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 ...

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