Name: [079] Lucas Holland
Member: 91 months
Authored: 58 videos
Description: Hey, I'm a geek just like you ;-) No, seriously I do have a real life... I enjoy programming, screencasting and spending time with my friends. I maintain a blog together with Marius at: http://www.monroebrothers.org ...

Introduction to Ruby [ID:120]

a series of video-tutorials by Lucas Holland

This mini-series of videos aims to get you up and running with Ruby as quickly as possible. It doesn't necessarily assume a computer science background but you should be familiar with or able to read up on basic programming constructs and concepts.

The series should come in handy if you'd like to find out what Ruby is all about or if you'd like to learn Ruby on Rails.

Video Tutorials

1. What is Ruby?

In this episode, we take a look at what Ruby is and explore some core concepts behind it. Link(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Object-oriented_programming

2. Installing Ruby

In this installment of the series, I present some of the options one has got when it comes to installing Ruby.

3. The Tools

In this episode we take a look at some of the tools that got installed as part of your Ruby distribution.

4. Data Types & Shell Output

In this episode I'll introduce you to some of Ruby's datatypes and its methods for creating shell output.

5. Variables

In this episode, we discuss the concept of variables and how it is applied to Ruby.

6. Variables in Practice

This video shows you how to work with variables in Ruby.

Showmedo is a peer-produced video-tutorials and screencasts site for free and open-source software (FOSS)- with the exception of some club videos, the large majority are free to watch and download.

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Educating the Open-source Community With Showmedo

Although as important as the software it supports, education and documentation are relatively neglected in the Open-source world. Coders love to code, and explaining how best to use or improve the software tends to be deferred or even sidelined.

At Showmedo we believe the community can play a vital role here and also say thanks for the tools and software that make our lives easier. If you have a piece of software you love or a programming langugage you are enthusiastic about, why not make a screencast showing others how to use it? All the stuff you wish you'd been told, the tips, tricks, insights that would have saved you time and frustration.

Screencasting is easier than you think, and we're happy to help you. You can emailus for advice or just use some of the how-to screencasts on the site. This screencasting learning-pathis a good place to start.

Kudos and Thanks for Lucas

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