Hi - Im looking to find resources on ruby I have found rubyforums.co.uk has some great tutorials, can anyone suggest any other places I might find easy tutorials thanx
on 2006-04-17 19:48
on 2006-04-17 21:49
I personally liked 'Why's Poignant Guide to Ruby'. http://poignantguide.net/ruby/ It's a different approach to learning a language. You can also read the old PickAxe book online http://www.rubycentral.com/book/ hth,
on 2006-04-17 22:32
Pickaxe book from the Pragmatic Programmers is the canonical reference, Why's guide is very fun. But if you want something easy and you're coming from a nontechnical perspective, google for Amy Hoy and Rails, she has some stuff which speaks the language of designers (if that's where you're coming from) and generally brings technical understanding without overly technical focus/emphasis. Giles
on 2006-04-17 23:41
On 4/17/06, Andrea <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > Hi - Im looking to find resources on ruby I have found rubyforums.co.uk > has some great tutorials, can anyone suggest any other places I might > find easy tutorials Why's guide and the Pickaxe have been mentioned, and both are great references. I'd suggest purchasing the second edition of the pickaxe if you plan to get more involved in Ruby, because there is a ton of additional content in that version. Also, there is the RubyQuiz (www.rubyquiz.com), and of course, do not underestimate the value of this list! There are many very bright and helpful people here who are happy to answer questions and the archive is rich with good information. Coincidentally, I've been covering some newbie topics on the O'Reilly ruby weblog (http://oreillynet.com/ruby) which I'm calling the NubyGems series. These are mostly about specific little hangups, but maybe these will help. Also... check to see if you have a Ruby users group in your area. This may be one of the best and most fun ways to learn. Good luck!