Convert a phrase to its acronym.
Techies love their TLA (Three Letter Acronyms)!
Help generate some jargon by writing a program that converts a long name like Portable Network Graphics to its acronym (PNG).
For installation and learning resources, refer to the Ruby resources page.
For running the tests provided, you will need the Minitest gem. Open a terminal window and run the following command to install minitest:
gem install minitest
If you would like color output, you can
require 'minitest/pride' in
the test file, or note the alternative instruction, below, for running
the test file.
Run the tests from the exercise directory using the following command:
To include color from the command line:
ruby -r minitest/pride acronym_test.rb
Julien Vanier https://github.com/monkbroc
It's possible to submit an incomplete solution so you can see how others have completed the exercise.
require 'minitest/autorun' require_relative 'acronym' # Common test data version: 1.5.0 787d24e class AcronymTest < Minitest::Test def test_basic # skip assert_equal "PNG", Acronym.abbreviate('Portable Network Graphics') end def test_lowercase_words skip assert_equal "ROR", Acronym.abbreviate('Ruby on Rails') end def test_punctuation skip assert_equal "FIFO", Acronym.abbreviate('First In, First Out') end def test_all_caps_word skip assert_equal "GIMP", Acronym.abbreviate('GNU Image Manipulation Program') end def test_punctuation_without_whitespace skip assert_equal "CMOS", Acronym.abbreviate('Complementary metal-oxide semiconductor') end def test_very_long_abbreviation skip assert_equal "ROTFLSHTMDCOALM", Acronym.abbreviate('Rolling On The Floor Laughing So Hard That My Dogs Came Over And Licked Me') end def test_consecutive_delimiters skip assert_equal "SIMUFTA", Acronym.abbreviate('Something - I made up from thin air') end end
class Acronym def self.abbreviate(phrase) phrase .scan(/\b\w/) # returns all matched substrings as array .join() .upcase() # needs string, not array end end
A huge amount can be learned from reading other people’s code. This is why we wanted to give exercism users the option of making their solutions public.
Here are some questions to help you reflect on this solution and learn the most from it.