Welcome to Ruby Rapids! We’ll be building a web application called Treebook. Treebook is similar to Facebook but with a bit less functionality.
Hi. Welcome to Ruby Rapids. I'm Jim Hoskins. >>And I'm Jason Seifer.
Now we're going to be learning how to program.
We're going to be building a social network like Facebook. >>Did you say Facebook?
Yep, just like Facebook but not quite as complicated.
Initially, we'll focus on being able to create an account and post status updates.
It's actually not as hard as you might think to program things on the computer.
One of the most basic things we do in programming
is store information into special words called variables.
And right now we're going to do something called a code challenge
where we create our very own variable.
Let's assign our name to a variable called name.
To do this, we see the word name in lowercase
followed by a space, followed by an equals sign, followed by another space
and then 2 double quotes.
Write your name inside of those quotes.
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