Welcome to the Treehouse Community

Want to collaborate on code errors? Have bugs you need feedback on? Looking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project? Get support with fellow developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels here with the Treehouse Community! While you're at it, check out some resources Treehouse students have shared here.

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today.

Start your free trial

Ruby Ruby Gems Gems In Depth Gem Content

Ivan Herazo
Ivan Herazo
4,263 Points

Creating your own gems

Hi Jason

Thanks to this course, I can confidently tell that I know how to code in Ruby at this point, yet I believe this course has missed an example of creating your own gems, which it's odd, since you have shown examples all along the way on every chapter to practice each Ruby feature you were teaching.


On the other hand, I didn't see these topics either: inheritance and exception handling.

1 Answer

Nathan Monte
Nathan Monte
16,643 Points

I think the course so far has been really good.

I think you are right that some of these elements could have made the course more comprehensive. However, I feel (and plan to be) in the wild now with Ruby and I am going to explore other resources to support my journey as a developer.

I plan to : Use other online courses include codecademy and codeschool courses on ruby. Start reading books about the language (I here this is really good: http://learnrubythehardway.org/book/). Write a few of my own applications and maybe an API.

I am going to do all of this before I start looking at Rails. I think the course has got us to a very good level of comfort with a complicated subject. It is up to us to fill in the gaps.

Just thought I would share my plans. Hope you have a good time with Ruby.