Ruby is a dynamic, open source programming language with a focus on simplicity and productivity. It has an elegant syntax that is natural to read and easy to write. It has gained tremendous popularity in the last few years because of the Ruby on Rails framework for rapid web development. Ruby is a great language that can build applications for basically every platform, including the Web and iOS.
In this course you will learn the basics of the Ruby language and the fundamentals of Object Oriented programming. This course will provide a foundation of understanding with which you can go on to learn Ruby on Rails or iOS development with RubyMotion or RubyCocoa. I promise, learning to code isn't rocket surgery and if you commit to coming to lectures, doing the reading, and completing the assignments and quizzes, you will get it.
If you're planning on taking my Ruby on Rails course but do not know how to program, I highly recommend you take this course first. I will offer you a 20% discount on the Ruby on Rails course if you take both.
The class will be twice a week for 3 weeks for a total of 6 sessions, 2 hours Tuesdays in March / April, including March 26th, April 2nd, April 9th, 7-9pm and Saturdays, March 30, April 6, April 13, from 1-4pm. Each student will also get 2 hours of office hours / private tutoring with me to be scheduled on an individual basis. Every week will have a reading assignment and a quiz.
if you are totally lost after the first week, I will offer some sort of a refund on the rest of your hours.
As you can see it is a lot of material and my goal is to have you at the point where with dedication you should be able to learn Rails on your own. Throughout the class we'll be working towards building a script that generates static websites.
Feel free to email me firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
A School for Passionate People
Hi! I'm Avi Flombaum, Dean of the Flatiron School where I teach code all day every day!
I've been programming with Ruby for the past 8 years and in general since I was 11. I've worked on numerous Ruby projects, including DesignerPages.com, which I founded and was the CTO of for four years.
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