Ruby Wizardry

An Introduction to Programming for Kids
Product Number: EB00709990
Released: Aug 10, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781593276638
Publisher: No Starch Press
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The Ruby programming language is perfect for beginners: easy to learn, powerful, and fun to use! But wouldn't it be more fun if you were learning with the help of some wizards and dragons? Ruby Wizardry is a playful, illustrated tale that will teach you how to program in Ruby by taking you on a fantastical journey. As you follow the adventures of young heroes Ruben and Scarlet, you'll learn real programming skills, like how to: -Use fundamental concepts like variables, symbols, arrays, and strings -Work with Ruby hashes to create a programmable breakfast menu -Control program flow with loops and conditionals to help the Royal Plumber -Test your wild and crazy ideas in IRB and save your programs as scripts -Create a class of mini-wizards, each with their own superpower! -Organize and reuse your code with methods and lists -Write your own amazing interactive stories using Ruby Along the way, you'll meet colorful characters from around the kingdom, like the hacker Queen, the Off-White Knight, and Wherefore the minstrel. Ruby Wizardry will have you (or your little wizard) hooked on programming in no time. For ages 10+ (and their parents!)

Author(s): Eric Weinstein
Original Publish Date: Dec 14, 2014

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