Try Ruby

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Code School is all about learning through hands-on experience. Delve into the fundamentals of design, like learning about color theory through interactive videos and challenges. Those apps you see on your smartphone? The next one could be designed by you. Explore mobile web design with professor Jason VanLue, who is living proof that learning by doing really works, as he is a self-taught designer and is head of the design team at Code School and Envy Labs. In addition to online classes, yo...
Code School is all about learning through hands-on experience. Delve into the fundamentals of design, like learning about color theory through interactive videos and challenges. Those apps you see on your smartphone? The next one could be designed by you. Explore mobile web design with professor Jason VanLue, who is living proof that learning by doing really works, as he is a self-taught designer and is head of the design team at Code School and Envy Labs. In addition to online classes, you can also learn through screencasts, where industry experts such as Google and Pearson record what is happening on their computer screen, guiding you through the basics all the way to advanced techniques. Follow their skill “paths”, earn points, and win badges to become an expert in HTML, JavaScript, iOS, and more. Code School's knowledgeable professors, hands-on courses and interactive videos and challenges can help you master any field.

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Learn the basic building blocks of Ruby, all in the browser.
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jester

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5 years, 6 months ago
Понравилось) Спасибо за хорошую штуковину!
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m45t3rg33k

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5 years, 6 months ago
The only thing that I did not like was when I found out there weren't anymore lessons.
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lonnysalberg

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5 years, 6 months ago
Perfect for new users/beginners, too, I would think. Only concern was that the navigation wasn't always obvious, and that the code to type in sometimes wrapped on a line and if you didn't know to scroll, you would miss a closing parenthesis.
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equilibre

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5 years, 6 months ago
great and complete introduction to ruby hoping to have more on ruby metaprogramming for example soon :) !
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emb

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5 years, 6 months ago
I really enjoyed working through the Try Ruby exercises, but I found on several occasions the automation did not flow as smoothly as expected. Sometimes I'd need to type next to keep going. Other times I'd enter a line of code and it would move on to the next slide before I was able to test other code samples. I have no doubt the Envy Labs crew will get Try Ruby in working order. If you're very new to the language, this will be a great place to start. You may want to hold off for a bit until the kinks get worked out so you don't become discouraged or confused.
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vladyluis

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5 years, 6 months ago
Just Nice..
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mrns

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5 years, 6 months ago
I enjoyed the course, it was a good warm up to start the rails for zombies one. I think it would help using a better code editor like the one implemented for the zombies course. The syntax highlighting and multiline edition would be good enhancements to smoothen the learning curve. I liked the similarities with _why's poignant guide and the fact that it was free!
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halissonvit

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5 years, 6 months ago
No comments, just awsome.
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Vadim

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5 years, 6 months ago
A nice start for an experienced developer, but might be a bit complex for a novice.
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USSJoin

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5 years, 6 months ago
The work in JavaScript is fantastic, as you'd expect-- but the style reminds me of Why's beautiful code, while being somewhat less... strange than his could on occasion be. Overall, a wonderful resource I'll recommend often to new coders!
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cbetker30

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5 years, 6 months ago
I thought the tutorial went well, but a few of the sections didn't proceed to the next section - I had to type next.
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pyraz

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5 years, 6 months ago
Great tutorial on Ruby. The only thing I would fix is there wasn't an easy way to fix an error after I hit the enter key. I wish there was an undo command or something, that undid your last line of code. Otherwise great tool, I always learn better by doing when it comes to programming.
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fdubrez

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5 years, 6 months ago
A very nice refresh to the design and the gamification of the previous try ruby! Keep it that way.
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skatepunkcat

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5 years, 6 months ago
I've tried learning ruby off and on for the last 4 years . i just can't believe i've learned ruby in 15min. i will retake this a few times to let it sink in. and i plan on shearing this with my friends. you guys rock :)
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RaiderMav

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5 years, 6 months ago
Excellent first taste of Ruby. I'm excited about the chance to learn this language, and this was a great introduction.
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jpcolomer

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5 years, 6 months ago
This course is really good. I've been reading other resources to learn ruby but i loved to code while i was learning new stuff.
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Gabriel

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5 years, 6 months ago
Fantastic basic tutorial for begginers
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dmaketas

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5 years, 6 months ago
A well structured introduction to Ruby for the curious to learn Ruby. It presents all the standard introductions to the functions of Ruby with useful examples. A definitive recommendation. Code School you dd it again. Thank you.
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John Doe

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5 years, 6 months ago
It's a great way of learning a new language. I've been programming for over a decade, and in the process have coded in over 10 language. You guys have made learning Ruby into an art form! Congrats!
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ariel

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5 years, 6 months ago
Just as fun as programing on Ruby ;-)
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countingtoten

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5 years, 6 months ago
Try Ruby was good but buggy. Some of my commands would not progress the lesson to the next page. (I'm very thankful for the next command) It covers Rails conventions left out of Learn to Program 2nd edition. Now I understand symbols and what attr_accessor is doing.
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gregtrob

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5 years, 6 months ago
I am a seasoned developer in Java & Python. I had been wanting to try Ruby out and hadn't gotten around to it when I found the Try Ruby tutorial. It's a great intro to Ruby giving you the very basics that you need. I'm working on the other courses now to continue that introduction.
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ma2thew

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5 years, 6 months ago
This quick walkthrough is a great way to get your feet wet in the efficient and succinct Ruby language.
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h10migga

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5 years, 6 months ago
The lesson needs some work... Firstly, some things are a bit complicated to understand and need a bit more explaining than just rambling poetry... Secondly, there are some lines of code that are out dated in todays ruby. Also, I noticed that on Windows machines running another system language than English, squarely brackets can not be typed in the prompt.
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docwhat

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5 years, 6 months ago
The examples got confused at the end.... There was some code like this: blog.each do |entry| h2 entry.title p entry.fulltext end That didn't work because h2 wasn't defined. I think that using print instead of puts is also confusing. And 'p' and 'h1' was also confusing since it wasn't obvious where they were coming from...someone might think it's part of ruby.
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soccerfreak1793

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5 years, 6 months ago
I loved this tutorial, with one exception, it didn't explain the individual syntax of each piece of code that was used. In order to get around this I went to ruby-lang.org and used another site to write down all of the exact syntax so that I could fully get it into my head. Other than that, I found this to be an extremely entertaining and informative showing of ruby. I've already recommended this site to some friends looking to get into programming as something that may be useful for them.
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ToryFX

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5 years, 6 months ago
I am coming over from PHP and wanted to find a more object-oriented web language. I must say the design of your tutorials is absolutely amazing. Easy to learn and perfect for people for me who are hands-on learners. Keep up the work, finishing up Zombies part 1 now.
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redsashimi

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5 years, 6 months ago
I've never done anything in Ruby and I feel like I learned a ton. Did it a couple days ago, now I'm going to run through it again!
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bcavileer

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5 years, 6 months ago
This was a fun refresher. The material was very basic and there were a couple of bugs, but all in all it was enjoyable.
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michaelvanham

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5 years, 6 months ago
Almost as much fun as why's (poignant) guide to ruby. Great work!
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