Ruby From Other Languages. When you first look at some Ruby code, it will likely remind you of other programming languages you’ve used.
This is on purpose. Much of the syntax is familiar to users of Perl, Python, and Java (among other languages), so if you’ve used those, learning Ruby will be a piece of cake. This document contains two major sections. The first attempts to be a rapid-fire summary of what you can expect to see when going from language X to Ruby. The second section tackles the major language features and how they might compare to what you’re already familiar with. ScRUBYt! - Scrape. Shape. Integrate. Profit. Brynary's webrat at master - GitHub. Watir. Jon Hart's Blog: Hawler, the Ruby crawler. Over the years I've thrown together various bits of code that have crawling functionality built into them.
There was termite, used to find backup copies, renames or common temporary locations of your entire web site. There was indexfinder, used to crawl your site and find anything that looked like a directory listing. There was also htcomment, used to ferret out all of the comments found in your html. These tools were all fairly well tested and worked quite well, but everytime I dusted off the code and fixed a bug or added functionality, my CS books would scowl at me.
Using the Ruby MySQL Module. Paul DuBoispaul@kitebird.com Document revision: 1.06 Last update: 2007-05-26 Table of Contents Introduction.