###Course Outcomes In this course, you will gain familiarity in Ruby around basic programming concepts—including variables, loops, control flow, and most importantly, object-oriented programming. You'll get a chance to test your understanding in a final project which you'll build locally.
###Why learn Ruby? 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.