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Intro to Ruby Programming

Beginners Guide Series


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Intro to Ruby Programming by John Elder
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Learning Ruby has never been this fast and easy, or fun! Veteran programmer John Elder walks you step by step through the ins and outs of Ruby Programming. Written for the absolute beginner, you don't need any programming experience to dive in and get started with this book. Follow along as John teaches you to set up a development environment and write your first program. You'll learn about Variables, Math, IF/THEN Statements, Array, Hashes, Loops, Methods and much more. By the end, you'll be well on your way to becoming a professional Ruby coder! Build on your skills with practice exercises at the end of each chapter and build a math flashcard game using all the skills you've learned throughout the book. It really is this easy to learn Ruby! *AUTHOR UPDATE: C9, the development environment we used in the book, was purchased by Amazon and is no longer accepting new users unless you sign up through my education account at

Author Biography

John Elder is one of the original pioneers of Internet Marketing. He created one of the earliest Internet advertising networks back in 1997 and sold it to a publicly traded company at the height of the first dot com boom and then went on to create the best-selling Submission-Spider search engine submission software that's been used by over 3 million individuals and small businesses in over 45 countries. John founded an online interactive school that teaches people to code using a unique blend of video courses and hands-on help. Students can learn Ruby on Rails, PHP, HTML and CSS, Javascript, Python, and more... John graduated with honors with a degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis where he was an artsci scholar. You can contact him at
Release date NZ
May 10th, 2016
Illustrations, black and white
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