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Ruby is a dynamic, open source programming language with a focus on simplicity and productivity. It has an elegant syntax that is natural to read and easy to write.
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About Ruby

class HelloWorld
  def self.hello(name = 'World')
    "Hello, #{name}!"
  end
end

Ruby is a dynamic, open source programming language with a focus on simplicity and productivity. It has an elegant syntax that is natural to read and easy to write.

Ruby was created as a language of careful balance. Its creator, Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto, blended parts of his favorite languages (Perl, Smalltalk, Eiffel, Ada, and Lisp) to form a new language that balanced functional programming with imperative programming.

He has often said that he is "trying to make Ruby natural, not simple," in a way that mirrors life.

Building on this, he adds: "Ruby is simple in appearance, but is very complex inside, just like our human body."

You can read more about the Ruby language on its site.

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I loved the Ruby track

I loved the Ruby track (it is the only one I have finished so far). Solving over 80 different problems seems one of the most exciting ways to learn a language one barely knows. Improving my own solutions for readability and beauty rather than just passing the tests and performance taught me a little about Ruby and programming in general. I also liked comparing my solution to other ones - I could see the problem from other points of view.

Relaxed. Encouraging. Supportive.

Meet the Ruby Track mentors

Once you join the Ruby language track, you will receive support and feedback from our team of mentors. Here are the bios of a few of the mentors of this track.

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Victor Goff https://github.com/kotp

Find me mentoring in person or online. Everyone starts somewhere! Contact me to pair program!
Avatar of Marcos Brizeno

Marcos Brizeno https://github.com/MarcosX

I like to keep learning about languages, tools and anything that make developing software fun!
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Wiwatta Mongkhonchit https://github.com/zentetsukenz

Ruby is the most natural language I've ever learn. Its object-oriented nature can help you understand the OO concept. I've been using Ruby in my career for five years both in my workplace and opensource projects.
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Nick Bell GoFan

I've been developing in Ruby for 6 years. We use Ruby heavily at GoFan, I am excited to be a mentor.
Avatar of Warren Wright

Warren Wright https://github.com/wrightling

I am a software engineer by training, build and run software teams in practice, and am a longtime fan and user of Exercism!
Avatar of Anuj Khandelwal

Anuj Khandelwal https://github.com/anujk14

Backend developer. Love Ruby because I find it to be very intuitive, clean and easy to learn!
Fun. Challenging. Interesting

Community-sourced Ruby exercises

These are a few of the 91 exercises on the Ruby track. You can see all the exercises here.

Proverb
medium
arrays
loops
strings
Allergies
medium
bitwise operations
enumeration
Accumulate
easy
lists
Tournament
easy
integers
parsing
records
sorting
strings
text formatting
transforming
Gigasecond
easy
time
Beer Song
easy
strings
loops
text formatting
Passionate. Knowledgeable. Creative.

Meet the Ruby Track maintainers

The Ruby Maintainers are the brains behind the Ruby Track. They spend their spare time creating interesting and challenging exercises that we can all learn from. We are incredibly grateful for their hard work. Here are the bios of a few of the maintainers of this track.

Avatar of Hilary Holz

Hilary Holz

25+ years experience as a software engineer, specializing in the web since NCSA HTTPd and Mosaic. Ruby has been my primary language for the past 7 years; it fills me with glee.

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