Beginner question

I’m sure this has been asked before, but I was looking for some help.
You see I have red numerous books and done a few sample programs, but I
am looking for some help on learning programming. My issue is that
though books teach the basics I am having issues actually doing
something with what I have learned. I have issues breaking things down
to start building my program. I have made a basic addressbook program,
but it’s not very interesting. I was looking for more of a tutorial that
builds a full program while briefly going over some of the code. I see
ruby on rails has a lot of sample programs to help people learn (ex. the
twitter clone) Is there a tutorial like this for ruby? I’d appreciate
any answers Thanks.

IMO, the best way to learn is to pick something you have no idea how to
do.
then google, write code, and repeat until you’ve done it.

that’s a day of work for many programmers :slight_smile:

in your case, you’ve written an address book. that’s cool–is it
searchable? is there an interface? does it allow duplicates?

maybe you can start by adding a couple features to your address book.

hope that helps.

ian

Ian’s advice is a very good one. I started to pick programming when a
group
I was part of needed a website and I was the only technical-inclined
person
of it. (Then came some JS apps, then more and more stuff, gradually)

Try to add new features like he said. How about accessing some API? Add
a
field for the twitter profile of someone and the addressbook can go and
search through Twitter’s API https://dev.twitter.com/ to add the
profile’s bio. Try to invent something and google it up.

Good luck,

2012/9/24 Ian M. Asaff [email protected]

Carlos A. wrote in post #1077372:

Ian’s advice is a very good one. I started to pick programming when a
group
I was part of needed a website and I was the only technical-inclined
person
of it. (Then came some JS apps, then more and more stuff, gradually)

Try to add new features like he said. How about accessing some API? Add
a
field for the twitter profile of someone and the addressbook can go and
search through Twitter’s API https://dev.twitter.com/ to add the
profile’s bio. Try to invent something and google it up.

Good luck,

2012/9/24 Ian M. Asaff [email protected]

Thanks ill try to do that

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