October 27th, 2009, 08:47 AM
Beginning is the best place to start
As most of us know the beginning is the best place to start when learning something new.
I am looking to lear Ruby as a project, the problem i have come across is where to start.
When you were learning ruby how did you start? Where would you recommend someone coming into ruby with prior PHP/ C#/ ASP experience to begin?
October 27th, 2009, 10:19 AM
I bought the pickaxe though I believe it is free online nowadays; that served as my reference manual.
I was lucky enough to have a work environment that encouraged employees to extend their horizons so my first projects were work related, and thus well-defined. If you dont have anything particular in mind why not just pick a project you recent completed (doesnt matter how large or small) and redo it in ruby. That will separate the need to think about design while learning a new language and it will also allow you to map functionality of this new language to constructs you are familiar with in other languages.
From there is it a matter of interest and exploration.
True happiness is not getting what you want, it's wanting what you've already got.
October 28th, 2009, 05:41 AM
Thanks for your input. I have just downloaded a few ebooks, and I will now convert an aging website into a ruby spectacular.