Name: [799] chingav
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Description: Chinmoy is a computer engineering student at The University of Texas at Austin. His hobbies are tennis and handball. His programming blog is located at http://gavmacprogramming.wordpress.com/screencasts/ ...

Introduction to Ruby I [ID:196] (1/6)

in series: Ruby Introductions

video tutorial by chingav, added 04/07

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This video is a basic introduction to Ruby. It starts out with showing some of the basic reflection capabilities of Ruby such as (10**10).class. Then I talk about indefinite chaining of methods.

Other topics are if...elsif...else statements, method syntax, working with Arrays and Hashes, Hash literals, nil, and blocks, and a basic introduction to accessing Ruby documentation using "ri".

Link to src: http://gavmacprogramming.wordpress.com/2007/04/21/ruby-scripts-related-to-screencasts/

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Thanks. Good tempo, I like the human mistakes too. I sometimes end up pausing the video to try out what you're doing in my terminal but since your presentation speed is well paced, I end up typing in my terminal along with you. Note: I'm also using Koans to help complement my online learning.


35. Blaine Morgan Fri, 09 Jul 2010 12:00

Thanks, great intro good pace for existing developers.


great, very good ! I like this


Great introduction! Maybe your voice should be more enthusiastic ;)


32. john maclean Wed, 07 Apr 2010 04:55

nice and simple. thanks


It's very good. a little bit confusing about the |x,y| x+y stuff.


30. anonymous Thu, 10 Dec 2009 02:28

Hi Chinmoy,

Your "Introduction to Ruby" videos helped me a lot. Thxs a lot for publishing them. That saved my day :)

Thxs again...

Praveen


29. anonymous Fri, 04 Dec 2009 07:11

Excellent tutorial, Thank you very much


28. anonymous Thu, 03 Dec 2009 09:12

thx,

nice and easy


27. anonymous Mon, 16 Nov 2009 01:57

Cool video... ideal for starters


26. anonymous Sat, 24 Oct 2009 08:50

Which IDE do you recommend? I am not a command line developer.


25. anonymous Fri, 28 Aug 2009 14:16

I needed to get a quick idea of what Ruby is like and this video jumped right in and told me, without unnecessary preliminaries.

Thanks.


24. anonymous Sat, 20 Jun 2009 06:16

Thanks for your vids: I've been trying to learn Ruby (and rails) and your introduction helps. Keep up the good work.


23. anonymous Fri, 19 Jun 2009 09:23

It' s well done


22. anonymous Tue, 16 Jun 2009 07:43

Somethings I found difficult to understand, but i am preety basic basic. Nevertherless, it was a very cool lesson! I DID learn!


21. anonymous Fri, 05 Jun 2009 08:24

hello world


20. anonymous Thu, 04 Jun 2009 15:23

Really nice vid !


thanks for your efforts. Great start


Need more examples of hashes, blocks and iterators and what they are usually used for.


I'm not a native speaker and had some problems to get every word (acoustically).

Some Ruby concepts like the |x,y| syntax need more explaination , I think.


16. anonymous Thu, 11 Oct 2007 00:50

good


Great introductory stuff! thanks.


13. anonymous Wed, 04 Jul 2007 09:32

Thanks to those who voted.


Thanks to all who have voted :)


Thank you Ryan. You have excellent tutorials on Rails as well :)


Great job! Excellent series you have here. :)


Thanks.

Yes, there is something like py2exe. It is called ruby2exe. I haven't used it yet. But here is the link:

http://raa.ruby-lang.org/project/rubyscript2exe/

If you want to create a Mac app, RubyCocoa should help:

http://rubycocoa.sourceforge.net/doc/

Regards,

Chinmoy


8. anonymous Thu, 10 May 2007 10:28

You are doing great job there!

Cool videos!

Do you know if Ruby has something like Python's py2exe?

To join together the script and the interpreter, for easier distribution.

Thanks


Thank you. I am glad you found them useful. You might also find http://pine.fm/LearnToProgram/ useful(it uses Ruby as well).

Regards,

Chinmoy.


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