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  Introduction

In this chapter, we'll learn the basics of Ruby. Ruby is one of the best programming languages to start with when you are first learning to code. It's general purpose and flexible language that can be used in web/Internet development, process text, create games, and as part of the popular Ruby on Rails web framework.




LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • Introduce the Ruby scripting language and how information (or data) is processed and analysed
  • Explore variables which is the basic concept of computer programming and informational data types
  • Explore control flow and navigate the flexibility it provides users
  • Learn how to write simple programs
  • Explore how objects and classes are used to organize information and behaviour