Introduction to Ruby

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Ruby is one of the best programming languages to start with when you are first learning to code and this course is designed for individuals with no previous knowledge of Ruby in particular or any programming/computer science knowledge in general. Its general purpose and flexible language can be used in web/Internet development, to process text, to create games, and as part of the popular Ruby on Rails web framework. This coding course is available courtesy of Codecademy, an online, interactive platform that offers free coding classes in six different programming languages like Python, PHP, jQuery, JavaScript, and Ruby, as well as markup languages including HTML and CSS. 

Course Goals/Objectives

  • Introduce the Ruby scripting language and how information (or data) is processed and analyzed
  • Explore variables which is the basic concept of computer programming and informational data types
  • Evaluate program coding in terms of strings, methods, interpreters, and editors
  • Discuss input, output, and formatting with string methods
  • Explore control flow and navigate the flexibility it provides users
  • Learn how to write both simple programs and more complex programs that can respond to user input
  • Navigate how blocks are used to develop powerful sorting algorithms
  • Explore how objects and classes are used to organize information and behavior

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