Jan 31

Ruby Programming for Beginners

Learn to code in Ruby in ten easy steps!

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Written by Aditya Agarwal 3 months ago -

I only just started the course – am on chapter 3. At different points in the last 10 years or so I have tried understanding object oriented programing (I had some exposure to sequential programing earlier in life). Each time – I struggled to understand the concepts. For the first time ever I think I am beginning to get a hang of this… thanks!

Ruby is famous for being easy to learn, but most users only scratch the surface of what it can do. While some books and tutorials focus on Ruby’s trendier features, this course reveals the secret inner workings of one of the world’s most popular programming languages, teaching you to write clear, maintainable code.

Rather than bog you down with a lot of theory, this course takes a hands-on approach and focuses on making you productive from day one.

Whether you’re new to programming or just new Ruby, this course is your guide to rapid, real-world software development with this unique and elegant language.

Who uses Ruby?

Ruby is an incredibly powerful and highly scalable object-oriented language. Leading technology companies & startups around the world use Ruby or the Ruby on Rails framework to power their websites & web applications. They include:

  • Amazon
  • Twitter
  • Electronic Arts
  • Yahoo
  • New York Times
  • 37 Signals
  • And many many more…

What’s in this course…

  • 27 video lectures detailing the ten steps to becoming an awesome Rubyist
  • Free eBook The Little Book of Ruby and exclusive discount for The (Big) Book of Ruby
  • Downloadable source codes and sample test files to compliment lectures
  • 5 extra videos detailing Ruby on Rails, Symbols, Recursion, and other challenges

    About your instructor

    Huw Collingbourne

    Director of Technology,

    Huw Collingbourne is the technology director at SapphireSteel Software (, developers of the “Ruby In Steel” Ruby and Rails IDE for Visual Studio and the “Amethyst” IDE for the Adobe Flash Platform. He is author of The Book Of Ruby from No Starch Press.

    Huw has been a programmer for more than 30 years. He is a well-known technology writer in the UK and has written numerous opinion and programming columns (including tutorials on C#, Delphi, Java, Smalltalk, and Ruby) for a number of computer magazines, such as Computer Shopper, Flash & Flex Developer’s Magazine, PC Pro, and PC Plus. He is the author of the free ebook The Little Book of Ruby and is the editor of the online computing magazine Bitwise (

    In the 1980s he was a pop music journalist and interviewed most of the New Romantic stars, such as Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Adam Ant, Boy George, and Depeche Mode. He is now writing a series of New Romantic murder mysteries.

    At various times Huw has been a magazine publisher, editor, and TV broadcaster. He has an MA in English from the University of Cambridge and holds a 2nd dan black belt in aikido. The aikido comes in useful when trying (usually unsuccessfully) to keep his Pyrenean Mountain Dogs under some semblance of control.

    Mike Biskup asks Dan Murphy of Udemy:

    Why should our users BUY Udemy videos when they can find so much FREE stuff on YouTube/Vimeo etc etc etc…?
    You get what you pay for. These are 5-10hrs of guided tutorial, so at the end of the course you have really learnt something. You just can’t get that off YouTube.

    What is the refund policy on the course?
    We like to keep our users happy, so we have a 30-day no questions asked refund policy. Send an email to for refund requests.

    How did Udemy get started?
    It was started by 3 co-founders that wanted to make good education available/affordable to everyone

    What have been 3 of your most popular courses? Why?
    Ruby, iOS and PHP……people want to learn to code and iOS is always popular.

    Will these courses pay for themselves in the long run?
    Like any knowledge it depends on what you do with it. But yes the content in these courses can be used as a starting point into a career in web/app development space

    Can I really make my own Udemy course? How?
    You sure can. Simply go to and click the ‘create a course’ button at the top left of the screen and follow you nose =)

    How long do I have access to the course materials?

    You can view and review the lecture materials indefinitely, like an on-demand channel.

    Can I take my courses with me wherever I go?
    Definitely! If you have an internet connection, courses on Udemy are available on any device at any time. If you don’t have an internet connection, some instructors also let their students download course lectures. That’s up to the instructor though, so make sure you get on their good side!

    About Udemy

    Udemy enables anyone to take and build courses online. Our goal is to disrupt and democratize education by enabling anyone to learn from the world’s experts.

    Ruby Programming for Beginners will be available through Feb 15th via a link on this page.

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3 Responses to “Ruby Programming for Beginners”

  1. Terry Findlay Says:

    The video shows a lesson on a PC. Are all the lessons PC based?

  2. Dan Murphy at Says:

    “I am checking with the instructror on this one.”

    - Dan

  3. CountPollen Says:

    Hi, I don’t think it will matter much if the lessons are on a pc.
    Ruby is executed through a terminal and written in a text editor.
    The code is the same.
    So, multiplatform is not a problem (Linux, PC or Mac).