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http://stackoverflow.com/questions/49092/online-interactive-consoles http://tryruby.org/ http://www.codecademy.com/#!/exercise/0 - develop lesson plan before the date Installation on windows - Navigate to rubyinstaller.org - Click the link 'Ruby 1.9.2-p290' to download the latest stable version - Once the file is downloaded, double-click on rubyinstaller-1.9.2-p290.exe - Once setup is running, click 'I accept the License' - Click 'Next' - Do not change the default install directory, C:\Ruby192 - Check off 'Add Ruby executables to your PATH' - Check off 'Associate .rb and .rbw files with this Ruby installation' - Click 'Install' - Click 'Finish' when you see the completion window What is Ruby? - don't dwell on this too much - A programming language - Talk to your computer via a programming language - Examples of common web apps the they would know in Ruby - Screenshots of apps - Easy on the developer - Show C#/Java example vs Ruby example - Think of Rails example, try and explain framework vs. language Starting the console (OS X) - Applications -> Terminal Starting the console (Windows) - Click 'Start' -> 'All Programs' -> 'Accessories' -> 'Command Prompt' (C:\windows\system32\cmd.exe) Integers - Numbers without decimals Running ruby - Type ruby -v - You should see ruby 1.9.2p290 followed by other information - Type irb to enter the ruby console - Type 1 + 2 - See the result 2 printed to the screen - Type 2 * 5 - You can see the Ruby can perform calculations - You've just met your first data type! An integer. - Why Ruby? - This is what you can do, this is what we're going to do - THINK OF ANALOGIES THE ENTIRE TIME! What are data types? - Look at the two words separately: data and type - Data can be a word, a collection of words, a number, an integer, a decimal, or anything you would traditionally think of as data - Type refers to the kind of data that is provided; important because you have to be able to tell the computer what you expect to be able to do with the data you provide it - For instance, try typing 1 + 5 and then try typing 'ladies' + 'learning' + 'code' - Let's break down the two statements you just typed - Each one is made up of data and an operator - The data between the first and second is different; in the first statement you're using numbers, and in the second words - The operator in the first and second statement is the same, the + operator - Notice that Ruby did two different things with the data provided, using the same operator. How did ruby know what to do with the data provided? - The data has a type, and depending on the type, Ruby knows what to do with the data provided when an operator is applied to it. - In the first statement, the data types of 1 and 5 is Integer, and in the second, the words are all of type String - Integer and String are only two of several data types in Ruby. We'll cover more a bit later on. - Talk about arrays (30 mins) - string manipulation - count number of words, count number of characters (Twitter 140 chars), ask them to do it and ask what they got - example of 5 different tweets, tell me which ones are under 140 chars Writing a script and running it from the console - Write a simple script, save it, and run it Ruby I/O - Basic user input/output - Give them basic I/O script, get them to use it, break it down after Logic - Basic logic - booleans - if statements Methods - Extend the operator conversation earlier by introducing methods Loops - Introduce arrays - Discuss the basics of loops - Loop through a simple array Classes - Talk about OOP - Create a very simple class Ruby console game - Create a small game using only a few classes - Blackjack - Scrabble - Twitter game - very very basic Twitter - Password verification game