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Learn Ruby

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

4.48 out of 5 stars
165,312 learners enrolled
  • Skill level

    Beginner
  • Time to complete

    Average based on combined completion rates — individual pacing in lessons, projects, and quizzes may vary
    9 hours
  • Certificate of completion

    Included with paid plans
  • Prerequisites

    None

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.

Syllabus

19 lessons
  • Certificate of completion available with Plus or Pro

    Earn a certificate of completion and showcase your accomplishment on your resume or LinkedIn.

The platform

Hands-on learning

Animated GIF of an AI provided error explanation within Codecademy's learning environment
An AI-generated hint within the instructions of a Codecademy project
Animated GIF of Codecademy's Job Readiness Checker tool generating a compatibility report for a senior software engineer role
Animated GIF of building a phone screen interview using Codecademy's Interview Simulator
A fill-in-the-blank JavaScript question in a Codecademy assessment

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Learn Ruby course ratings and reviews

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  • This course is perfect for beginners like myself. I've learned some basics of Ruby and now I'm looking forward to practising them with my teacher. Thank you!
    Anastasiia R.
    Verified Learner
  • This was the only solution I could find to really understand the Ruby programming language thoroughly. I still have a ways to go, but Codecademy's Ruby course is the GOAT!
    John S.
    Verified Learner
  • This is a fantastic way to start learning Ruby. I really learned a lot, it really helped me with my class I was able start writing Ruby code.
    Jose S.
    Verified Learner

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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.

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  • Practice Projects

    Guided projects that help you solidify the skills and concepts you're learning.
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    Auto-graded quizzes and immediate feedback help you reinforce your skills as you learn.
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