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Learn the Basics of Ruby! Interactive Program for Anyone New to Ruby :)

If you're interested in learning the Ruby programming language, this program might help you out with the basics:

printing/putting, delaying code (sleep), variables, some math/methods (to int and to string), arrays, calling random integers, getting user input, loops, and if/elsif/else statements.

Other features:

  • Interactivity! The program asks the user for code after teaching topics to check if the user understands.
  • Tips & help! During any question, the user can input "help" or "h" instead of code in order to receive tips with the specific coding problem.
  • The program itself...is coded in Ruby! So if the user wants to see some Ruby in action, they can check out the IDE. Plus, I recently added comments within the IDE that are meant for the user to read. I highly suggest checking this out.
  • Not too much at once! Seeing a ton of code all at once (or even normal text) can be overwhelming, but this program goes at the user's own pace! Simply press the enter key when ready to move on.

So if you're looking for a new language--this is a sign to try out Ruby (my own preferred language)! Scroll down to the Repl and click run to start learning! :D

Let me know if there's a topic in Ruby that you consider a "basic" that I should cover but didn't in this tutorial! And please leave an upvote if you used it at all or just like it!

If you're using Repl.it with light mode (default), the comments in the IDE will be a pale grey. If you're using Repl.it with dark mode, the comments in the IDE will be green. I explain a lot of things in the comments and it's also a great way to see Ruby color-coded and such.

👩‍💻 Acknowledgements

  • Thanks to everyone who helped to test this (both you guys and a few of the members of the Programming Club at my high school).
  • Also, Kode W/ Klossy for teaching me the basics of Ruby myself! KWK is honestly the reason I like Ruby so much.
  • Finally--the Repl.it Discord server! I know, I know--Stack Overflow exists--but the Discord server has helped me out of plenty of coding mistakes and other bugs while being incredibly supportive despite my sometimes silly errors. Thank you!
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You could probably use Regex for testing the answer input and a case statement instead of a bunch of elsif statements. Otherwise pretty good


@theangryepicbanana Thank you for the feedback! I might not incorporate a case statement in this specific tutorial, but I'll definitely look into it for future projects.


@21Miya That would be nice too, but I was talking about your actual code


@theangryepicbanana I know you were talking about my code. What else would you be talking about? :o