Introducing Our Newest Course: Ruby Basics

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In our newest Hour of Code™ course, Claire the Cat has a book reading coming up, but she needs help finishing her memoir. You’ll use Ruby to build a Mad Lib-style program and finish Claire’s story in time for the big reading!


What is Ruby?

Ruby is a popular, general-purpose programming language, created in the mid-1990s by Yukihiro Matsumoto. Ruby is a great programming language for beginners—it’s simple, reads like English, and best of all, Matsumoto designed it with the goal of making programming fun.


Ruby is also an in-demand language in the professional world. It’s the basis for the popular web development framework Ruby on Rails, used by many different companies, including Github, Twitch, and here at Tech Rocket.


Ruby Online Course Characters


Win your own custom “catified” illustration

To celebrate the launch of Ruby Basics, we’re giving away a free year of Tech Rocket and a custom cat illustration to 10 winners!


Rack up points and increase your odds of winning by completing Ruby Basics, sharing with your friends, and much more. At the end of the competition, we’ll notify the winners and ask you to submit a picture that you would like to be “catified.” Our artist will draw you as a cat and send you the purrfect illustration. But hurry! The competition ends on Friday, June 10th, 2016.


Sign up here to try Ruby Basics and enter the Tech Rocket’s Catify Competition!

James Knutila Editorial Lead
James joined the Tech Rocket team in 2016. He writes about the intersection of technology, design, and education.
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