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Introduction to Ruby Programming

  • Tuition USD $2,195 GSA  $1,990.43
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 4119 Ratings
  • Course Code TTE6450
  • Duration 3 days
  • Available Formats Classroom

Skills Gained

  • Distinguish and use various Ruby datatypes
  • Master the use of arrays and hashes
  • Build home grown classes
  • Use the extensive pre bundled classes
  • Use the I/O facilities of Ruby to read and
  • write binary and text files
  • Master the use of Iterators to loop through various data structures
  • Use Exceptions in handling various run time errors
  • Create Ruby modules
  • Use the wide variety of Ruby Modules that come with the Ruby distribution
  • Use Ruby to write CGI programs
  • Write client/server apps using Ruby
  • Write Graphical User Interfaces in Ruby

Who Can Benefit

This course is intended primarily for those who have programmed in other programming languages such as, but not limited to, C, C++, Java, or Perl. Students should have taken the Software Development for Non-Programmers course or have at least six months of programming experience in at least one programming language.

Course Details

An Overview Of Ruby (Part 1)

  • What is Ruby?
  • Ruby References
  • Executing Ruby Code
  • Getting Input
  • Comments
  • Numbers
  • Strings
  • The Class Class
  • Decision Making
  • The case Construct
  • Loops
  • Iterators
  • Regular Expressions
  • Functions
  • Odds and Ends
  • Time Methods
  • Command Line Arguments

An Overview of Ruby (Part 2)

  • Arrays
  • Array Operator Methods
  • Array Equality Operator
  • Arrays as Stacks and Queues
  • Higher Dimensional Arrays
  • Other Useful Arrays Methods
  • Hashes
  • Common Hash Methods
  • Sorting Hashes
  • Iterators with Arrays and Hashes
  • Arrays and Functions
  • Hashes and Functions
  • Named Parameters
  • Symbols
  • Proc Objects
  • Closures


  • Objects
  • Brief History of OOP
  • OOP Vocabulary
  • Creating a New Class
  • Using Objects
  • Defining Operator Methods
  • Inheritance
  • Ancestors
  • self
  • Access Levels - public
  • Access Levels – private
  • Access Levels - protected
  • Access Levels - Specification
  • Class Data and Class Methods
  • Adding Methods to Classes and Objects
  • Special Global Variables
  • Scope of Variables
  • Built-in Classes
  • The Math Class
  • The Time Class
  • The NilClass Class
  • TrueClass and FalseClass
  • Built-in Class Hierarchy

Input and Output

  • Introduction
  • Reading from the Standard Input
  • Reading a Character at a Time
  • Writing to the Standard Output
  • Reading and Writing Disk Files
  • Reading Files Using Iterators
  • I/O with Command Line Commands
  • Seeking about Files
  • ftell
  • Capturing Data About Files
  • Processing Directories


  • Introduction
  • Exceptions
  • Handling Exceptions
  • Multiple Rescue Clauses
  • Exceptions Are Classes
  • ensure
  • retry
  • raise
  • Creating Your Own Exceptions
  • catch and throw


  • Introduction
  • Using Core Ruby Classes
  • Ruby Standard Library
  • require
  • Search Path
  • File Organization
  • Load
  • Modules
  • include
  • Mixins
  • Using the Comparable Module
  • Collection Classes
  • yield
  • Using the Enumerable Module

Odds and Ends

  • Ruby Conventions
  • Strings Are References
  • The Selection Operator, [ ]
  • Index Methods
  • Stripping Whitespace Characters
  • Bit Manipulation
  • The upto Method

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

What does GTR stand for?

GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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