What do Groupon, Twitter, Hulu, and 37 Signals all have in common?
They all use the incredibly POWERFUL, dynamic, and *highly scalable* programming language of Ruby or Ruby on Rails.
Why is that supposed to get your heart fluttering? Because this language is the *FUTURE* of the web.
Not being a developer myself, I shamelessly Googled to find out why Ruby on Rails is such a popular language/framework and I came across a Quora post from Ian MacLeod that sums it up nicely:
1. The Ruby community moves *quickly*, adopting new technologies and patterns - and refactoring or throwing out the old. Programmers love being on the *cutting-edge*.
2. Ruby seems to be one of those languages that maps well to a developer's mental model. It's frequently mentioned as one of a few languages that developers find a *joy* to code in.
3. Ruby is one of the major languages that promotes widespread use of *"language magic"* to create *easily-readable* DSLs. This makes it very easy for casual developers to learn the language.
So, whether you want to start your company or just lock-in job security for the REST OF YOUR LIFE…this tutorial is where it all starts.
With MORE than *27* step-by-step video lectures, this Ruby Programming course is *ONLY $79* (normally its 3x that much…and well worth it) and will teach you the ten steps to creating your first web app.
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!
With more than *30* brain-busting years of experience your instructor Hue Collingbourne LITERALLY wrote the book on Ruby programming. Whether you're new to programming or just new to Ruby, he'll be your perfect guide to RAPID, real-world software development with this unique and elegant language.
We're taking this one a step further. In addition to the 27 video lectures, here's what you get with Huw's course:
• *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
Still not sure??
*Check out what other course users are saying:*
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! - Aditya Agarwal
So far I *love* the instructional videos themselves, my only complaint is with the size of the videos. You can watch the videos in the browser at a fixed size (small) and you can view them full-screen, but you can't watch the videos at a reasonable size while working along in an editor. You should offer some options to open the videos at larger sizes in a detached window so that you can follow along in another window/application at the same time. - Joshua Miller
*Excellent* course. Although I agree with the criticisms of the video size, I got over this by downloading the videos and watching them in a native player. Huw's skill and dulcet tones make this an very *enjoyable* and informative course and I look forward to next one. - Rohan Leach
I would recommend this course to *anyone* wanting to learn Ruby. This isn't the only beginner resource that I have been using (Chris Pine's Learn to Program Book is a good resource), TryRuby.org, etc. My point is and the author may agree that this isn't the end all and be all resource. If it helps you on your path and makes a few things stick then you should be happy. Huw does a FANTASTIC job with the basics and my attitude has been if I don't understand something, keep moving as eventually it will stick. The repetition is good! - Jared Manuel
*About your instructor:*
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.
He has been a programmer for MORE than *30 years* and is a well-known technology writer in the UK. Huw 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.
*How long can you access your online lectures?*
You can view and review the lecture materials from your Udemy.com account *INDEFINITELY*, like an on-demand channel. Plus, you can DOWNLOAD *all* of the videos, documents, and codes so you’ll be able to take with you even when the satellites aren't working ;).
*Extra, extra…read all about it!*
Not to forget – once you sign up for a Udemy account you can always shoot any questions about the course over to Huw and I'm sure she'll be happy to help you out.