In any programming language, scripting is the solution to frequently performed tasks. If you find yourself asking Couldn't a robot or well-trained monkey do this job?, then scripting with Ruby just might be the next best solution. Writing scripts for frequently performed tasks makes your job and computing experience as efficient as it can be. Who wouldn't want to get the job done in less time with less effort? As you work through these examples, I encourage you to write down ideas for your own scripts. Once you've finished this book, you will probably have a list of scripts you want to write, or at the very least, ...

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