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Our plans were to retire in summer 2020 and see the world, but Coronavirus has lead us into a lot of lockdown programming in Python 3 and PHP 7.
We can now offer tailored online training - small groups, real tutors - works really well for groups of 4 to 14 delegates. Anywhere in the world; course language English.

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Exceptions in Ruby - throwing, catching and using

It's far better to use exceptions to trap run time irregularities than to try to forecast all possible errors, as exceptions form a sort of safety net. From today's Ruby Course, [here] is an example where the user is prompted to enter an integer, and I deliberately use the Integer function rather than to_i to extract that number so that I can catch incorrect entries through an exception (Integer throws exceptions, but to_i just returns a 0).

A further example - [here] - shows how exceptions can be caught in methods or thorn up to parents, and how methods can even raise their own exceptions. If you're writing methods, it's sensible to throw exceptions up as it forces the person using you code to take into account situations where no value is to be returned.


(written 2016-05-17)

 
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R111 - Ruby - Exceptions.
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  [2615] String to number conversion with error trapping in Ruby - (2010-02-01)
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  [2621] Ruby collections and strings - some new examples - (2010-02-03)
  [2622] Handling unusual and error conditions - exceptions - (2010-02-03)
  [3177] Insurance against any errors - Volcanoes and Python - (2011-02-19)
  [3260] Ruby - a training example that puts many language elements together to demonstrate the whole - (2011-04-23)
  [3433] Exceptions - a fail-safe way of trapping things that may go wrong - (2011-09-11)
  [3435] Sorta sorting a hash, and what if an exception is NOT thrown - Ruby - (2011-09-12)
  [4008] Reading and checking user inputs - first lessons - Ruby - (2013-02-17)


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