The Ruby Workshop

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  • Get to grips with the fundamentals of Ruby object-oriented programming
  • Understand common Ruby patterns to help minimize and easily maintain code
  • Explore ways to fetch, process, and output external data
  • Discover ways to work with public APIs and create reusable RubyGems
  • Keep your development process bug-free with various testing methods
  • Explore how to host applications on cloud application platforms like Heroku

You already know you want to learn Ruby, and the smarter way to learn Ruby 2.X is to learn by doing. The Ruby Workshop focuses on building up your practical skills so that you can kick-start your career as a developer and rapidly prototype applications. You'll learn from real examples that lead to real results.

Throughout The Ruby Workshop, you'll take an engaging step-by-step approach to understanding the Ruby language. You won't have to sit through any unnecessary theory. If you're short on time you can jump into a single exercise each day or spend an entire weekend learning about metaprogramming. It's your choice. Learning on your terms, you'll build up and reinforce key skills in a way that feels rewarding.

Every physical print copy of The Ruby Workshop unlocks access to the interactive edition. With videos detailing all exercises and activities, you'll always have a guided solution. You can also benchmark yourself against assessments, track progress, and receive content updates. You'll even earn a secure credential that you can share and verify online upon completion. It's a premium learning experience that's included with your printed copy. To redeem, follow the instructions located at the start of your Ruby book.

Fast-paced and direct, The Ruby Workshop is the ideal companion for Ruby beginners. You'll build and iterate on your Ruby code like a software developer, learning along the way. This process means that you'll find that your new skills stick, embedded as best practice. A solid foundation for the years ahead.

  • Ideal for the Ruby beginner who is getting started with Ruby for the first time
  • A complete Ruby tutorial with exercises and activities that help build key skills
  • Structured to let you progress at your own pace, on your own terms
  • Use your physical print copy to redeem free access to the online interactive edition.
Page Count 544
Course Length 16 hours 19 minutes
ISBN 9781838642365
Date Of Publication 31 Oct 2019


Akshat Paul

Akshat Paul is the author of three books on the topics like RubyMotion, ReactNative and a technologist based out of India with more than 10 years of experience in web and mobile development using Ruby, RoR, React Native, React, Node.js. In other avatars, Akshat frequently speaks at conferences and meetups on various technologies. He has given talks at React Native EU, Devops@scale Amsterdam, TheDevTheory India, RubyConf India, #Inspect conference Brussels and was the keynote speaker at technology leadership events in Bangkok and KL. Besides writing code, Akshat spends time with his family, is an avid reader, and is obsessed with healthy eating.

Peter Philips

Peter Philips has been a Ruby on Rails developer since 2006. Since then he has evolved into a systems architect, CTO, and entrepreneur co-founding a silicon valley design agency called PlanetIO and the enterprise employee recognition platform, RecognizeApp. His specialty is systems architecture and clean, scalable design patterns for the enterprise. Peter is passionate about using technology to help the world and has also founded the organization, TechForProgress, to report on how technology can be used to this end. Peter is an avid rock climber and also an amateur electronics engineer prototyping all kinds of projects from led origami flowers to wireless speakers.

Dániel Szabó

Dániel Ernő Szabó is a 28-year-old IT geek. He is currently working as a DevOps engineer for an American company in Hungary. His main profile is automation and custom solutions based on different languages covering Windows and Linux. His favorite language is Python, but he is also fluent in Ruby, PowerShell, and C#. He loves learning, teaching, and sharing his knowledge with other people. In his free time, he is a YouTuber and a ferret owner.

Cheyne Wallace

Cheyne Wallace is a full stack developer with over a decade of industry experience. He is currently working with Ruby, Rails, GoLang, JavaScript, AngularJS, D3JS, SASS, AWS EC2/RDS, Heroku, Ubuntu, Postgres, API design and cloud service architecture. Previously a Microsoft developer working with C#, PowerShell, SSIS and ASP MVC for the enterprise world, he worked in the financial services and banking sectors around Sydney and London for many years until eventually jumping ship and joining a startup in 2012. He is the creator of the encrypted note application NoteShred, the photography analytics web app The Lightroom Dashboard, and has been written about in VentureBeat and The Next Web.