Ruby Development Exercise: Converting a Hash to a URL Friendly String in Ruby

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This coding exercise walks through how to convert a Ruby hash to a URL friendly string, including how to organize the parameters.

Summary

Create a hash converter method that converts a hash to a URL friendly string.

Exercise File

Code File

Exercise Description

Given any number of hash items, such as:

hash = { :topic => "baseball", :team => "astros" }

Convert the hash keys and values into a URL friendly parameter string.

Sample Output

'topic=baseball&team=astros'

Real World Usage

This is a process that you will use in a few scenarios. Most importantly, working through this exercise will teach you how you can manipulate keys and values inside of a hash and how to convert them into strings. Additionally, this process is important whenever you’re working with URL parameter values.

Solution

Can be found on the solutions branch on github.

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