Introduction to Ruby Programming (TTE6450) Course Details:

In this course, you will learn about the fundamental components of the Ruby programming language. Working in a lab intensive, hands-on programming environment, you will explore object-oriented aspects of Ruby and best practices for developing robust applications with Ruby. Topics include arrays, hashes, regular expressions, IO, exceptions, modules, and applications areas such as Common Gateway Interface (CGI), client/server, and network programming.

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1. 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

2. 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

3. Classes

  • 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

4. 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

5. Exceptions

  • Introduction
  • Exceptions
  • Handling Exceptions
  • Multiple Rescue Clauses
  • Exceptions Are Classes
  • Ensure
  • Retry
  • Raise
  • Creating Your Own Exceptions
  • Catch and throw

6. Modules

  • 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

7. Odds and Ends

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

*Please Note: Course Outline is subject to change without notice. Exact course outline will be provided at time of registration.

Note: As a programming class, this course provides multiple challenging labs for you to work through during the class. This workshop is about 50 percent hands-on lab and 50 percent lecture. Throughout the course, you will be led through a series of progressively advanced topics, where each topic consists of lecture, group discussion, comprehensive hands-on lab exercises, and lab review. Multiple detailed lab exercises are laced throughout the course, designed to reinforce fundamental skills and concepts learned in the lessons. At the end of each lesson, developers will be tested with a set of review questions to ensure that he/she fully understands that topic.

Individuals who have programmed in other programming languages such as, but not limited to, C, C++, Java, or Perl

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