Ruby-based intro programming course?


#1

I’m considering switching from C++ to Ruby in our CS1 course. Does
anyone know of places this has been tried? Is it working?


#2

On 5/5/07, Tom P. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

I’m considering switching from C++ to Ruby in our CS1 course. Does
anyone know of places this has been tried? Is it working?

Pat Eyler’s old post could get you started. See here -
http://www.oreillynet.com/ruby/blog/2006/02/ruby_at_school.html


#3

On 5/5/07, John J. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

It’s kind of new and a bit confusing at times due to art.
Really, we are just in 0.4, I think it has great value.
Why is a hack of a hecker, or something like that :wink:

Cheers
Robert


#4

On May 6, 2007, at 1:28 AM, Robert D. wrote:

Sorry if this OT but following some of the links given in this thread
I just discovered this.

http://hacketyhack.net/

Amazing that I have not read about this before here!

It’s kind of new and a bit confusing at times due to art.


#5

Sorry if this OT but following some of the links given in this thread
I just discovered this.

http://hacketyhack.net/

Amazing that I have not read about this before here!

Cheers
Robert


#6

Hi,

Tom P. wrote:

I’m considering switching from C++ to Ruby in our CS1 course. Does
anyone know of places this has been tried? Is it working?

FWIW, some background material:

http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/scat.rb/ruby/ruby-talk/184541

Regards,