Learn Ruby

Learn to program in Ruby, a flexible and beginner-friendly language used to create sites like Codecademy.

4.38 out of 5 stars
403,559 learners enrolled
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  • Time to complete

    Approx. 10 hours
  • Certificate of completion

    Included with paid plans
  • Prerequisites


About this course

Ruby is a general-purpose language that is still popular and in high demand in the marketplace, as it’s more commonly used in Rails applications.

Concise and readable, it is easy to pick up but also plenty powerful. Companies like Twitter, Soundcloud, Goodreads, and Kickstarter got their products off the ground with Ruby.


19 lessons • 0 projects • 0 quizzes
The platform

Hands-on learning

Don’t just watch or read about someone else coding — write your own code live in our online, interactive platform. You’ll even get AI-driven recommendations on what you need to review to help keep you on track.
Animated demonstration of running code in Codecademy's learning environment

Learn Ruby course ratings and reviews

4.38 out of 5 stars
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  • The course is excellent for beginners as it explores all the fundamentals regarding Ruby and explains and presents them in a neat and efficient manner.
    Amal V.
    Verified Learner
  • A really helpful and well-made intro course to Ruby! I liked the inclusion of the projects as well as the introduction to shorthands like the ternary operator.
    Sam M.
    Verified Learner
  • I'm very glad that my friend told me about Codecedemy and the Ruby course. It is my first OOP language that I have learned, and I'm excited that this course is so easy to learn.
    Tuytuynnik D.
    Verified Learner

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    Guided projects that help you solidify the skills and concepts you're learning.
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Frequently asked questions about Ruby

  • Ruby is an open-source programming language, making it free for anyone to use or contribute to. It’s also cross-platform, so you can run its code on any operating system. Ruby’s syntax lacks many of the special symbols you’ll find in some other languages, and as a general-purpose language, it has a wide range of applications.