Learn Ruby the Hard Way.pdf
Part 1: Exercise 0. The Setup Exercise 1. A Good First Program Exercise 2. Comments And Pound Characters Exercise 3. Numbers And Math Exercise 4. Variables And Names Exercise 5. More Variables And Printing Exercise 6. Strings And Text Exercise 7. More Printing Exercise 8. Printing, Printing Exercise 9. Printing, Printing, Printing Exercise 10. What Was That? Exercise 11. Asking Questions Exercise 12. Prompting People Exercise 13. Parameters, Unpacking, Variables Exercise 14. Prompting And Passing Exercise 15. Reading Files Exercise 16. Reading And Writing Files Exercise 17. More Files Exercise 18. Names, Variables, Code, Functions Exercise 19. Functions And Variables Exercise 20. Functions And Files Exercise 21. Functions Can Return Something Exercise 22. What Do You Know So Far? Exercise 23. Read Some Code Exercise 24. More Practice Exercise 25. Even More Practice Exercise 26. Congratulations, Take A Test! Exercise 27. Memorizing Logic Exercise 28. Boolean Practice Exercise 29. What If Exercise 30. Else And If Exercise 31. Making Decisions Exercise 32. Loops And Lists Exercise 33. While Loops Exercise 34. Accessing Elements Of Lists Exercise 35. Branches and Functions Exercise 36. Designing and Debugging Exercise 37. Symbol Review Exercise 38. Reading Code Exercise 39. Doing Things To Lists Exercise 40. Dictionaries, Oh Lovely Dictionaries Exercise 41. Gothons From Planet Percal #25 Exercise 42. Gothons Are Getting Classy Exercise 43. You Make A Game Exercise 44. Evaluating Your Game Exercise 45. Is-A, Has-A, Objects, and Classes Exercise 46. A Project Skeleton Exercise 47. Automated Testing Exercise 48. Advanced User Input Exercise 49. Making Sentences Exercise 50. Your First Website Exercise 51. Getting Input From A Browser Exercise 52. The Start of Your Web Game Next Steps Advice from An Old Programmer Part 2: Developing Smart Applications in Ruby (Ten new chapters)
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