Michael Morin

Computer Science Expert


  • Beginning as a hobby with BASIC programming on the Commodore 64 home computer
  • He learned nearly every major programming language in use since the late 1980s
  • Seen as an expert in Ruby programming language



Michael Morin is a former writer for ThoughtCo who contributed articles about computer programming for seven years. Michael is an expert on the Ruby programming language. The formerly obscure language is now one of the most popular in the world. He designs his guides for the use of people at all skills levels. 

Michael created a course, RubyLearning™, which was available on Ruby Learning.org. The course taught the basics of Ruby and its use on Twitter, as well as HTTP parsing XML for search engines. Michael was interviewed in 2009 by the RubyLearning.com website and many books reference his ThoughtCo writing. 

Beginning with writing BASIC programming as a hobby on his family's Commodore 64, Michael has gone on to learn nearly every major programming language in use. He was an early adopter of Linux and is also familiar with BSD systems, system security, and defensive programming. Michael regularly contributes to online knowledge bases, both writing and evaluating code and has made presentations for Linux Users Groups.


Michael Morin learned a variety of programming languages, including Ruby, Linux, BSD systems, system security, and defensive programming.

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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