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Thoughts on Ruby Foundations, just finished course

I've just finished the Ruby Foundations course and wanted to give some feedback. I enjoyed the course overall but I think too much material is crammed into the video when it would be easier to use if places elsewhere.

The code used should be broken out into a separate section, its really frustrating trying to pause the video to finish typing before Jason switches back over to the terminal to run the code.

Also the links shared only in the video is frustrating, I'd be much easier to have a link to the ruby docs for the class, library, etc discussed in the video outside the actual video so you didn't have to pause and type out the URL.

Finally, there should be more free form exercises like the Extra Credit and that section should be more prominent, I didn't even notice the Extra Credit area until half way through the course.

Somewhat related. I just started the "Build a Simple Ruby on Rails Application" and it seems to be re-explaining some of the basic concepts of Ruby. It might be helpful to have some clarity in the order folks are expected to take courses in, unless some basics are explained at the beginning of each course just make sure they're completely friendly to someone starting at zero. But what made sense to me was doing the Ruby Foundations course before doing Rails since Rails is built on Ruby.

1 Answer

James Barnett
James Barnett
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The code used should be broken out into a separate section, its really frustrating trying to pause the video

There's an interesting discussion on taking notes vs following along in a text editor in another recent thread that might interest you.

Also the links shared only in the video is frustrating

Most times links are included in the teacher notes section below the below, if you notice links that aren't in the teacher notes, send an email to help@teamtreehouse.com so they can add them.

It might be helpful to have some clarity in the order folks are expected to take courses in

Check out the Learn Ruby on Rails learning adventure, to see the order the courses were designed to be taken in.