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Many successful programmers know more than just a computer language. They also know how to think about solving problems. They use "computational thinking": breaking a problem down into segments that lend themselves to technical solutions. Code Clinic is a series of six courses where lynda.com authors solve the same problems using different programming languages. Here, Kevin Skoglund works with Ruby.
Each month, Kevin will introduce a new challenge and provide an overview of his solution in Ruby, explaining how he broke the problem up into logical components, and revealing the difficulties he encountered. Challenges will include topics such as statistical analysis, searching directories for images, and accessing peripheral devices.
Visit other courses in the series to see how to solve the exact same challenge in languages like C#, C++, Java, PHP, and Python. And check back every month for new challenges.
Hello, and welcome to Code Clinic for Ruby. My name is Kevin Skoglund, and I'm excited to show you my solutions for the challenges proposed by the Code Clinic authors. In this monthly series, we'll explore creative and efficient ways to use Ruby to solve a range of programming problems. I'll describe some of the unique aspects of working with Ruby, and also show you some tips on how to make your code run faster, be more reliable, as well as to make it more readable.
If you're going to become a better programmer, it's important to study classic problems, so you understand different concepts. And it's important to look at different ways of solving the same problem. If you search the lynda.com library for Code Clinic, you'll find additional courses by different authors using other languages. Each Code Clinic author solves the exact same set of problems, so you can compare different solutions, as well as the pros and cons of each language. If you're looking for tips on better coding, or trying to decide your next new programming language, you're going to love Code Clinic.
So, let's get started with Code Clinic for Ruby.
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