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Ruby 2: Getting Started

by Paolo Perrotta

This course will teach you the basics of Ruby with a pragmatic example. From basic types to control flow, you'll learn enough Ruby to write short programs.

What you'll learn

Ruby is a language that prides itself on doing things its own way. In this course, Ruby 2: Getting Started, you’ll learn the basics of the Ruby programming language. First, you'll write Ruby code that solves a concrete programming problem. Next, you’ll see how even simple constructs like conditionals and loops have their own original spin in Ruby. Then, you’ll get to use the most common Ruby data types, including arrays and hashes. Finally, you’ll learn how to deal with programming errors and exceptions. When you're finished with this course, you’ll know how to write a simple Ruby program, and you’ll be on solid ground to delve into more specific aspects of this brilliant language.

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About the author

Paolo Perrotta is the author of "Programming Machine Learning" and "Metaprogramming Ruby". He has hundreds of articles, conference speeches and training deliveries under his belt. He developed software in domains ranging from automotive to healthcare, large-scale web sites, and computer games.

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