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Ruby Ruby Foundations Methods Class Methods

Benjamin Aragon
Benjamin Aragon
4,221 Points

Ruby Foundations courses are covering too much content

In the Ruby Foundations section, there is way too much content being covered without enough quizzes and hands-on work being offered. As it stands, there are several videos we have to watch before we are being quizzed. There should be a quiz or hands-on work after every video.

Sean Perryman
Sean Perryman
13,810 Points

I agree, I don't believe there is any hands on work in the foundations course. He just seems to cover a lot of foundational programming stuff and some small quizzes. Probably could use a re-work, but I think they are staying away because it is just a "Deep Dive" and they like to focus more on the project based curriculum.

2 Answers

I agree, there should be more code challenges rather than multiple choice quizzes. I've been supplementing Treehouse's Ruby offerings with _why's poignant Guide to Ruby and www.rubymonk.com

Chris Dziewa
Chris Dziewa
17,781 Points

I really like rubymonk. I used that for quite a while in place of Ruby foundations. Maybe I should go back for the second level! This course is probably the most mind-numbing series on Treehouse. It's unfortunate because there is a lot of information here but it ends up being tedious dictating with no code challenges in sight. Hopefully the coming Python course will be better but it doesn't help us with Ruby. At least the new content has been great on here.

Benjamin Aragon
Benjamin Aragon
4,221 Points

I find the the instructions for the exercises on that site totally confusing. He says, "...focus on making the tests pass" all the time for the exercises. What tests is he talking about? I don't see anything.

Chris Dziewa
Chris Dziewa
17,781 Points

Some of the code says Example code before it but some do not. All you have to do is click run on the code in the dark blue and make it pass by changing the code based on the instructions. You can use error messages to help you fix incorrect code as well. Once all the tests pass on the page, the progress bar on the bottom will move. You will know if you have passed if the output has green but no red messages.

Tommy Gebru
Tommy Gebru
30,151 Points

Yes, i found it a bit exhausting as well