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Why no Regexp in Ruby Foundations badge?

I'm almost finished at Ruby foundation badge track and I was looking at all the videos in the track then (correct me if I'm wrong) I noticed that there's no discussion or video for Regexp in Ruby.

As for me, though I'm new to Ruby but I'm not new to programming... I was expecting to know how to use regexp with Ruby.

1 Answer

Jim Hoskins
Jim Hoskins
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Hi Raven.

Great question! It really comes down to how we decided to draw the line between foundational, intermediate, and advanced ruby. Our goal for foundations is to familiarize people with the language, to get oriented, so you can look at some code and know what's going on, and how to find out more.

Given the size of our lessons, if we had included it in foundations, it couldn't have been much more than a mention of the syntax. Regular expressions are a big topic that deserve quite a bit of time, and even then, it's still just scratching the surface. For that reason we reserved the topic for a more advanced course.

I'll ask Jason, as ultimately he made the decision, but I consulted with him on it.

Regular expressions are coming, we just decided it just wasn't the right fit for foundations.

Thanks for the feedback!