Learn to program in Ruby, a ﬂexible and beginner-friendly language used to create sites like Codecademy.
Time to completeApprox. 10 hours
Certificate of completionIncluded with paid plans
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.
Syllabus19 lessons • 0 projects • 0 quizzes
Hands-on learningDon’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.
Reviews from learners
- The progress I have made since starting to use codecademy is immense! I can study for short periods or long periods at my own convenience - mostly late in the evenings.ChrisCodecademy Learner @ USA
- I felt like I learned months in a week. I love how Codecademy uses learning by practice and gives great challenges to help the learner to understand a new concept and subject.RodrigoCodecademy Learner @ UK
- Brilliant learning experience. Very interactive. Literally a game changer if you're learning on your own.John-AndrewCodecademy Learner @ USA
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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.