Ruby certification

Ways to receive a Ruby deveoper certificate
06 June 2017   5561

Certification is created for specialists, which want to confirm their experience and knowledge. They are provided by well known companies. Also, certificate can be received by completing the learning course.

Ruby

Dynamic, open source programming language with a focus on simplicity and productivity

Ruby Association Certificates

Ruby Association LogoRuby Association Logo

The Ruby Association is non-profit organization, created to support Ruby community. The goal of organization is to strengthen the relations between ruby-related communities, organizations, developers and companies. The head of organization is Yukihiro Matsumoto, also known as Matz, the creator of Ruby language. 

The organization provides two levels of certification - Silver and Gold.

RA Silver Certificate
RA Silver Certificate

Silver certificate will be provided after a basic skills test, such as grammar, classes, objects, background and standard libraries of Ruby.

RA Gold Certificate
RA Gold Certificate

Gold certification will fit for more skilled developer, who is common with syntax, embedded libraries, operating environments, etc. 

Both tests have 50 questions, last for 90 minutes and passing score is 75%. Examination fee is 150$. After the success test passing, student will receive both printed and digital versions of certificate. Prepatory materials are also available for both levels.

Example of Ruby Association Silver certificate

Brainbench Certificate

Brainbench logo

Brainbench is a testing and certification center, established in 1998. This independent certification center tests skills in IT, Finance, Health Care, etc. Delivered over 30 000 000 test to 11 000 000 users. 

Organization provides one free test for Ruby. 

Example of Brainbench UX Concepts certificateExample of Brainbench UX Concepts certificate

Created for skilled programmers, this test includes such topics as Anonymous Functions, Classes and Modules, Code Development, Collections, Concurrency and Networking, Debugging and Profiling, Files and Directories, Flow of Control, Numbers, Objects and Methods, Regular Expressions, and Strings.

Mail.ru Certificate

IT.MAIL.RU logo
IT.MAIL.RU logo

Mail.ru is one of the biggest IT corporation is ex-USSR. It provides a lot of free skill test, for Ruby too.

This small 35 minutes test will fit for a junior level developer. It will take only 35 minutes and student will have 3 attempts. 

Despite all advantages of received certificate, don’t forget that real projects experience is also very important and vary by employer.

Certification is a great opportunity to test your skills. But it shouldn't be the main target for a coder. Constant  self-development and learning is very important too.
Maxim Tolkachev
Evrone Team

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Ruby/RoR News Digest 8 - 14.02

Guide on Ruby concurrency, understanding Rails secrets\credentails, system tests in Rails with Minitest and other interesting things
14 February 2020   134

Greetings! I hope your week went great! Here's new Ruby news digest.

Learn about automatic image moderation with Amazon Rekognition, the easy way of configurating Kubernetes for Ruby, how to migrate from Rails API to Crystal and AWS Lambda and check more intesting stuff. 

Guides

  • Opening The Ruby Concurrency Toolbox

This guide covers threads, fibers, guilds with some practical comparisons

  • Automatic image moderation using Amazon Rekognition

Amazon Rekognition detects inappropriate content in images and it can be used in Ruby with ActiveStorage

  • Understanding Rails secrets/credentials

Basic guide about storing secrets and credentials that don't need to be stored in plaintext

  • Rubynetes: Kubernetes config the easy way

Learn how to use Ruby with Kubernetes without YAML

  • Getting Started With System Tests in Rails With Minitest

Beginners tutorial on testing in Rails using popular solution

  • My Experience Migrating a Rails API to Crystal and AWS Lambda – Part I

A story, which can be used as a tutorial for migrating from Rails API to Crystal and AWS Lambda

Articles

  • Rails introduces disallowed deprecations in ActiveSupport

A newspost with detailed code example on new ActiveSupport feature

Updates

  • GitHub CLI is now in beta

New GitHub command line tool is now available in beta 

  • The Twitter Ruby Gem

A Ruby interface for the Twitter API

  • httplog

This solution will help for networks working - allows to log outgoing HTTP request with Ruby