Ruby Programming for Beginners
What you'll learn
- Hours of video lectures detailing the ten steps to becoming an awesome Rubyist
- Free eBook The Little Book of Ruby and exclusive discount for The (Big) Book of Ruby
- Downloadable source codes and sample test files to complement lectures
- 5 extra videos detailing Ruby on Rails, Symbols, Recursion, and other challenges
- Interactive quizzes to let you test your understanding of the topics covered
Learn Ruby today!
Ruby is famous for being easy to learn but most users only scratch the surface of what it can do. While a typical Ruby tutorial or book focuses on Ruby's trendier features this course reveals the secret inner workings of one of the world's most popular programming
languages. It helps you learn Ruby in one of the easiest ways possible through 10 simple steps that will have you writing clear maintainable code in no time. Rather than bog you down with a lot of theory this course takes a hands-on approach and focuses on helping you learn Ruby so that you'reproductive on day one.
Whether you're new to programming or just new to Ruby this Ruby tutorial is your guide to rapid real-world software development withthis unique and elegant language.
Who uses Ruby?
Ruby is an incredibly powerful and highly scalable object-oriented language. Leading technology companies & startups around the world use Ruby or the Ruby on Rails framework to power their websites & web applications. They include:
* Electronic Arts
* New York Times
* 37 Signals
* And many many more...
Huw Collingbourne is the technology director at SapphireSteel Software, developers of programming tools for Microsoft Visual Studio. He is author of The Little Book Of C, The Little Book Of Pointers and The Little Book Of Recursion from Bitwise Books and of The Book Of Ruby from No Starch Press. He runs Bitwise Courses and teaches courses on a range of programming topics.
Huw has been a programmer for more than 30 years. He is a well-known technology writer in the UK. For over ten years he wrote the Delphi and Java programming column for PC Plus Magazine. He has also written numerous opinion and programming columns (including tutorials on C#, C++, Smalltalk and Ruby) for a number of computer magazines, such as Computer Shopper, PC Pro, and PC Plus.
In the 1980s he was a pop music journalist and interviewed most of the New Romantic stars, such as Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Adam Ant, Boy George, and Depeche Mode. He is now writing a series of 1980s murder mysteries.
At various times Huw has been a magazine publisher, editor, and TV broadcaster. He has an MA in English from the University of Cambridge and holds a 2nd dan black belt in aikido, a martial art which he teaches in North Devon, UK. The aikido comes in useful when trying (usually unsuccessfully) to keep his Pyrenean Mountain Dogs under some semblance of control.