Ruby Certificate Program @ University of Washington This Fal


#1

There is a certificate course at the UW starting this fall. It is 3
quarters long starting at rubynewb, then rails/web development, then
rubyjedi. no, not the real titles. You are not required to take all
three courses. do what feels right. To take just one:

http://www.extension.washington.edu/ext/certificates/rby/rby_sce.asp

There is space available. apparently, plenty of space… so take make
this a success, if you are interested or suspect someone you know is
interested, PLEASE, help make it happen.


Course syllabus for fall quarter is below:

  1. Basics

  2. Language Summary
      hello world
      invoking methods (go see ri)
      Basic datatypes: string, range, numbers, regexps, symbols
      Control flow structures: if/unless/case/loop/while/until

  3. Testing Concepts & Unit Testing

        From here on out, the classes and homework will be
        driven via tests:

        All homework will have impl and tests where the student
        needs to write tests for the impl and find any possible
        bugs and write impl for the tests to make them pass. By
        attacking on both sides, you'll get a better
        appreciation for TDD and still have real world examples
        of (buggy) code without tests.

  4. Language in More Detail
      Containers: Arrays, Hashes, Files... Enumerable
      More control flow
      Iterators & closures (incl syntax for x in y;
        break/redo/next/retry)
      Exception handling

  5. Object-Oriented Programming Concepts
      Classes
            is-a vs. has-a, instances vs classes
      Methods/messages
      Modules
            include/extend, when to use vs classes
      Philosophical: do the simplest thing that could possibly work

  6. Playing with Standard Libraries
      Libraries (find, time, yaml, marshal)
      RubyGems / RAA / rubyforge
      tcp chat server

  7. Projects Week 1: iTunes Data Mining, Inc.
        or self-driven project you'd rather.

  8. Projects Week 2: Student Driven
      Regular Expressions, CSV, Data Mining

  9. Projects Week 3: Extending by playing with Popular Libraries
      Hpricot - html/xml parser
      Mechanize - web scraper

  10. Playing Well with Others
      Working with & contributing to the open-source community

#2

Ryan D. wrote:

     Control flow structures: if/unless/case/loop/while/until
       appreciation for TDD and still have real world examples
     Classes

 10. Playing Well with Others
     Working with & contributing to the open-source community

Sounds fantastic!! How is this to be delivered? Electronically? Or must
one drive up to Seattle from, say, Portland? :wink:


#3

On 7/25/07, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

this a success, if you are interested or suspect someone you know is
invoking methods (go see ri)
bugs and write impl for the tests to make them pass. By

     RubyGems / RAA / rubyforge
     Mechanize - web scraper

 10. Playing Well with Others
     Working with & contributing to the open-source community

Sounds fantastic!! How is this to be delivered? Electronically? Or must
one drive up to Seattle from, say, Portland? :wink:

Indeed, is it available on the net? If it is is it available
internationally?


#4

On Jul 24, 2007, at 8:49 PM, Daniel N wrote:

rby_sce.asp

       From here on out, the classes and homework will be
     Containers: Arrays, Hashes, Files... Enumerable
           include/extend, when to use vs classes

internationally?
Regardless, THIS along with the slew of Ruby (and Rails) books that
are pouring out of publishers this year goes a long way towards
pushing Ruby further into being taken seriously by more people.
Most excellent!
Syllabus looks good too!


#5

On 7/24/07, Ryan D. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:


Course syllabus for fall quarter is below:

  1. Basics

  2. Language Summary
      hello world
      invoking methods (go see ri)
      Basic datatypes: string, range, numbers, regexps, symbols

–how did “datatypes” slip in ?

        attacking on both sides, you'll get a better
  5. Object-Oriented Programming Concepts
      Classes
            is-a vs. has-a, instances vs classes
      Methods/messages
      Modules
            include/extend, when to use vs classes
      Philosophical: do the simplest thing that could possibly work

++ breaking even already :slight_smile:

      Regular Expressions, CSV, Data Mining

  9. Projects Week 3: Extending by playing with Popular Libraries
      Hpricot - html/xml parser
      Mechanize - web scraper

  10. Playing Well with Others

++ that really is surprising :slight_smile:

      Working with & contributing to the open-source community

Wish you lots of success.
Robert

We’re on a mission from God. ~ Elwood,


#6

On Jul 24, 2007, at 18:43 , M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:

Sounds fantastic!! How is this to be delivered? Electronically? Or
must
one drive up to Seattle from, say, Portland? :wink:

Sorry, but this is a classroom (only) based curriculum. I don’t know
of any plans to make it electronically available at this time. Nor
would I want to teach that, I think.