On 7/24/07, Ryan Davis <ryand-ruby / zenspider.com> wrote:
> There is a certificate course at the UW starting this fall. It is 3
> quarters long starting at rubynewb, then rails/web development, then
> rubyjedi. no, not the real titles. You are not required to take all
> three courses. do what feels right. To take just one:
>
>         http://www.extension.washington.edu/ext/certificates/rby/rby_sce.asp
>
> There is space available. apparently, plenty of space... so take make
> this a success, if you are interested or suspect someone you know is
> interested, PLEASE, help make it happen.
>
> -----
>
> Course syllabus for fall quarter is below:
>
>       1. Basics
>
>       2. Language Summary
>           hello world
>           invoking methods (go see ri)
>           Basic datatypes: string, range, numbers, regexps, symbols
--how did "datatypes" slip in ?
>           Control flow structures: if/unless/case/loop/while/until
>
>       3. Testing Concepts & Unit Testing
>
>             From here on out, the classes and homework will be
>             driven via tests:
>
>             All homework will have impl and tests where the student
>             needs to write tests for the impl and find any possible
>             bugs and write impl for the tests to make them pass. By
>             attacking on both sides, you'll get a better
>             appreciation for TDD and still have real world examples
>             of (buggy) code without tests.
>
>       4. Language in More Detail
>           Containers: Arrays, Hashes, Files... Enumerable
>           More control flow
>           Iterators & closures (incl syntax for x in y;
>             break/redo/next/retry)
>           Exception handling
>
>       5. Object-Oriented Programming Concepts
>           Classes
>                 is-a vs. has-a, instances vs classes
>           Methods/messages
>           Modules
>                 include/extend, when to use vs classes
>           Philosophical: do the simplest thing that could possibly work
++ breaking even already :)
>
>       6. Playing with Standard Libraries
>           Libraries (find, time, yaml, marshal)
>           RubyGems / RAA / rubyforge
>           tcp chat server
>
>       7. Projects Week 1: iTunes Data Mining, Inc.
>             or self-driven project you'd rather.
>
>       8. Projects Week 2: Student Driven
>           Regular Expressions, CSV, Data Mining
>
>       9. Projects Week 3: Extending by playing with Popular Libraries
>           Hpricot - html/xml parser
>           Mechanize - web scraper
>
>       10. Playing Well with Others
++ that really is surprising :)
>           Working with & contributing to the open-source community
Wish you lots of success.
Robert

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