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anonymous (Guest)
on 2005-11-28 06:22
Ok -- new to programming in general and google isn't helping with this
question because it's too generic.

Basically, what is a Class?  Is it the equivalent of the xhtml <div id =
foo> line?  Basically defining a piece of code so it can be called
later?

I'm trying to get my hands around the basics and could really use a
tip..

thx.

AC
Daniel -. (Guest)
on 2005-11-28 06:34
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There are A LOT or resources on google for this type of thing.

Try googling "oo programming"  There are so many documents "Results *1*
- *
10* of about *2,900,000"*

Or from a ruby  (and therefore rails point of view)

http://www.rubycentral.com/book/


Good Luck!!
hammed (Guest)
on 2005-11-28 06:42
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You may find the following helpful:

Learn to Program (in Ruby)
http://pine.fm/LearnToProgram/?Chapter=Contents

Programming Ruby - The Pragmatic Programmer's Guide
http://www.rubycentral.com/book/index.html
brucebalmer (Guest)
on 2005-11-28 11:45
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Hi:

 From one newbie to another...

The best (easiest to grasp and manipulate) explanation I have had is
that it is a mould (is that the right spelling) from which to make an
object.  So a cup mould would produce cups. All the cups would be
largely the same (except that parameters could vary them slightly).

That is all a class is, as far as I know.  Not a technical answer but
probably what you are looking for.

bruce
dave (Guest)
on 2005-11-28 12:54
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On Monday 28 Nov 2005 04:39, Hammed M. wrote:
> You may find the following helpful:

Not forgetting "Why's (Poignant) Guide to Ruby" - it's madder than a
sack full
of badgers, but somehow also informative, a good introduction and fun
too:

http://poignantguide.net/ruby/

~Dave

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Dave S.
Rent-A-Monkey Website Development
Web: http://www.rentamonkey.com/
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