I use Ruby (being a lab assistant) in my Relational Database
exercises. Getting a lot of resistance though; most students prefer
Python for some not so obvious reason.

Cheers,

Jeroen Bulters

On 3/17/06, anne001 <anne / wjh.harvard.edu> wrote:
> I was wondering if anybody taught the traditional computer courses in
> ruby.
>
> With a google search, I found Dr Cripps at mtsu using Rails (not clear
> if he is using something else as well) to teach programming theory,  Dr
> Lewis at Duke using ruby and rails to teach web application
> development, Tinkham and Kaner at Olin university using ruby in a
> course on software testing. A few using ruby as a 4th or 5th language
> briefly mentioned.
>
> Does anyone know of any college course?
>
> If this sample is representative of the thousands of universities
> offering their syllabus on line, does that mean that ruby has not
> penetrated the fortress of universities/colleges? Is it a matter of
> time, or are universities conservative, and they can only teach the
> language most used, ie C++ and Java for a while yet.
>
>
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