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Ruby Essential Training

with Kevin Skoglund

Video: Welcome

Teaches the fundamentals of Ruby, the popular object-oriented open-source programming language.
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  1. 2m 30s
    1. Welcome
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 37s
  2. 28m 8s
    1. Introducing Ruby
      3m 48s
    2. Installing Ruby on a Mac
      5m 30s
    3. Installing Ruby on Windows
      5m 18s
    4. Using Ruby
      5m 47s
    5. Interactive Ruby Shell (IRB)
      4m 42s
    6. Documentation
      3m 3s
  3. 1h 2m
    1. Objects
      2m 7s
    2. Variables
      4m 49s
    3. Integers
      4m 2s
    4. Floats
      3m 53s
    5. Strings
      6m 54s
    6. Arrays
      6m 4s
    7. Array methods
      7m 12s
    8. Hashes
      7m 32s
    9. Symbols
      4m 21s
    10. Booleans
      7m 45s
    11. Ranges
      4m 47s
    12. Constants
      2m 35s
  4. 26m 54s
    1. Conditionals: if, else, elsif
      6m 3s
    2. Conditionals: unless, case
      5m 57s
    3. Loops
      7m 27s
    4. Iterators
      7m 27s
  5. 46m 9s
    1. What is a code block?
      7m 24s
    2. Find
      6m 20s
    3. Merge
      5m 19s
    4. Collect
      7m 41s
    5. Sort
      9m 23s
    6. Inject
      10m 2s
  6. 36m 31s
    1. Defining and calling methods
      5m 59s
    2. Variable scope in methods
      5m 45s
    3. Arguments
      5m 25s
    4. Argument default values
      5m 0s
    5. Return value
      8m 39s
    6. Operators are also methods
      5m 43s
  7. 56m 51s
    1. Defining and using classes
      6m 22s
    2. Instances
      2m 44s
    3. Attributes
      5m 9s
    4. Reader/writer methods
      3m 23s
    5. Attribute methods
      7m 15s
    6. Initialize method
      3m 25s
    7. Class methods
      5m 21s
    8. Class attributes
      4m 56s
    9. Class reader/writer methods
      4m 6s
    10. Inheritance
      5m 43s
    11. Subclass overriding
      4m 56s
    12. Accessing the superclass
      3m 31s
  8. 19m 53s
    1. Namespacing
      3m 41s
    2. Mixins
      4m 5s
    3. Load, require, and include
      6m 18s
    4. Enumerable as a mixin
      5m 49s
  9. 1h 0m
    1. Input/output basics
      6m 26s
    2. File system basics
      4m 10s
    3. File paths
      6m 49s
    4. Accessing files
      5m 42s
    5. Writing to files
      4m 7s
    6. Reading from files
      4m 20s
    7. File pointer
      8m 53s
    8. Renaming and deleting files
      5m 10s
    9. Examining file details
      6m 27s
    10. Working with directories
      8m 39s
  10. 1h 17m
    1. Project overview
      3m 53s
    2. Application paths
      4m 12s
    3. Guide class
      4m 14s
    4. Restaurant class
      4m 50s
    5. Accessing the restaurant file
      4m 24s
    6. Handling input in the action loop
      5m 30s
    7. Limiting input
      5m 15s
    8. Adding restaurants
      6m 43s
    9. Refactoring the add action
      6m 13s
    10. Listing restaurants
      6m 51s
    11. Improving output
      10m 10s
    12. Finding restaurants
      7m 53s
    13. Sorting
      7m 9s
  11. 50s
    1. Goodbye

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Ruby Essential Training
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In Ruby Essential Training, expert instructor Kevin Skoglund teaches the fundamentals of Ruby, the popular object-oriented open-source programming language. Kevin begins by walking through the basic data types, demonstrating Ruby's control structures (loops, iterators, conditionals, and code blocks) and showcasing the elegant syntax structure of the language. Kevin explains variable scope and shows how to use methods, arguments, and return values to write efficient code. After covering the fundamentals, Kevin focuses on Ruby's object-oriented features. He shows how to define classes and explores OOP concepts, including instances, attributes, access control, and inheritance. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Using Ruby in the Interactive Ruby Shell and in standalone scripts
  • Learning to write custom code blocks to find, merge, and sort
  • Using modules for namespacing or as mix-ins
  • Reading from and writing to files
  • Creating a full Ruby project from start to finish
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(Music playing.) Welcome to Ruby Essential Training. My name is Kevin Skoglund. I run a web development company called Nova Fabrica, where we develop websites and web applications. In this course, we are going to learn to program using Ruby, the popular object-oriented programming language. To begin with, we will examine the basic object types in Ruby, as well as the fundamentals of the language syntax. We will learn how object-oriented programming works and I'll walk you through the steps to enable you to read and to write to files from your code.

Finally, we'll get practical hands- on experience using Ruby by building a restaurant guide for managing your favorite restaurants. Now, it doesn't matter if you're a beginner or if you have prior experience. We'll cover all the fundamentals you need and many more advanced concepts as well. If you're interested in website development, you will end with a solid foundation in Ruby that will make learning Ruby on Rails much easier. Let's get started learning how to program with Ruby.

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Q: You mention as a place to get a Windows "sister" version of TextMate. However, looks like a Chinese auto website. Are there any other alternatives?
A: appears to have gone out of business. On Windows, you should use Sublime ( or Notepad++ ( instead.





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