Ruby Programming

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Description:
This 3 day course covers the fundamental components of the Ruby Programming Language. Emphasis is placed on the object oriented aspects of Ruby. Topics include arrays, hashes, regular expressions, io, exceptions, modules, and applications areas.
Prerequisites:
Participants should have at least six months of programming experience in at least one programming language.
Audience:
Programmers who have programmed languages such as, but not limited to, C, C++, Java, or Perl.
An Introduction to Ruby:
What is Ruby?
Installing Ruby
Executing Ruby Code
Getting Help
Dynamic Types
Ruby Reserved Words
Naming Conventions
Standard Ruby Data Types:
Numbers
Strings
Simple Input and Output
Converting String Input
Regular Expressions
Time Methods
Language Components:
The if Statement
The Logical Operators
The case Construct
Loops
Iterators
Numeric Iterators
String Iterators
Methods
Odds and Ends
Collections:
Arrays
Array Operator Methods
Array Equality Operator
Arrays as Stacks and Queues
Higher Dimensional Arrays
Other Useful Arrays Methods
Command Line Arguments
Hashes
Common Hash Methods
Sorting Hashes
Iterators with Arrays and Hashes
Arrays and Methods
Hashes and Methods
Named Parameters
Symbols
Procs
Closures
Classes:
Objects
Brief History of OOP
OOP Vocabulary
Creating a New Class
Using Objects
Defining Operator Methods
Inheritance
Ancestors
self
Access Levels - public
Access Levels private
Access Levels - protected
Access Levels - Specification
Class Data and Class Methods
Adding Methods to Classes and Objects
Special Global Variables
Scope of Variables
Built-in Classes
The Math Class
The NilClass Class
TrueClass and FalseClass
Built-in Class Hierarchy
Input and Output:
Introduction
Reading from the Standard Input
Writing to the Standard Output
Reading and Writing Disk Files
Reading Files Using Iterators
I/O With Command Line Commands
Seeking About Files
tell
Capturing Data About Files
Processing Directories
Exceptions:
Introduction
Exception Hierarchy
Handling Exceptions
Multiple Rescue Clauses
Exceptions are Classes
ensure
retry
raise
Creating Your Own Exceptions
catch and throw
Modules:
Introduction
Using Core Ruby Classes
Ruby Standard Library
require
Search Path
File Organization
load
Modules
include
Mixins
Using the comparable Module
Collection Classes
yield
Using the Enumerable Module
Odds and Ends:
Ruby Conventions
Bit Manipulation
Substituting
Marshalling
Reflection
grep
Classes are Objects
Aliasing
Testing
Test::Unit::TestCase
Testing Your Own Classes
Freezing Objects
Object Equality