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Ruby 2 Fundamentals

by Alex Korban

This course is designed to give you everything you need to start developing software in Ruby quickly.

What you'll learn

Ruby is a dynamic, thoroughly object oriented programming language with a focus on developer happiness and productivity.

This Ruby course is designed to give you everything you need to start developing software in Ruby quickly.

  • You will learn about all of the key features of the language: classes, methods, blocks, modules.
  • You will find out about some of the standard types included in Ruby, such as strings, arrays, hashes and regular expressions.
  • You will also get an introduction to tools and techniques you need to write real world software, including testing, debugging and packaging your code.

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Course FAQ

What is Ruby Programming Language?

Ruby is a general purpose, object-oriented programming language. It is open-sourced, dynamic, and focuses on simplicity and productivity.

What is Ruby used for?

Ruby is used mostly for building web applications, but can also help with data analysis, prototyping, and much more. It is comparable to Python or JavaScript in several respects.

Is Ruby easy to learn?

Compared to several other programming languages, Ruby is pretty easy to learn. If you are already familiar with another similar programming language it will be even easier to pick up. Ruby is also easily readable and expressive.

What will I learn in this course?

You will learn everything you need to start developing software in Ruby, including:

  • Key language features - classes, methods, blocks, etc.
  • Standard types in Ruby - strings, arrays, hashes, etc.
  • Helpful tools and techniques for writing code
  • Testing, debugging, and packaging code
  • Much more
Are there prerequisites for this course?

There are no strict prerequisites to this course! However, if you have some experience or proficiency in another programming language (Python, JavaScript, C#), it may reduce the learning curve.

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who wants to start learning the Ruby programming language and developing web applications and software!

How long will this course take?

This Ruby tutorial has a run time of 3 hours and 43 minutes. There are options to speed up or slow down the playback speed through Pluralsight's platform, so you can adjust it to your preference.

About the author

Alex Korban is an author and independent consultant with an interest in functional programming, databases, and geospatial applications. He's written several books about C++11 and C++14. Alex co-founded a company to visualize geospatial data for the heavy construction industry in order to improve safety and productivity when building highways, tunnels, and other infrastructure. Prior to that he worked on a wide range of software, such as early mobile applications, a flight simulator, and GPS-base... more

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