On Jan 10, 2008, at 12:33 PM, Brooklynboy3 wrote:
I know that no one can tell me what to do in an e-mail but is there
any way I might get a hint as to where and how to begin?
All the best,
Can I recommend that you get Ruby installed
If you are on a Mac, then it already is installed. If on a PC, use
the one-click installer at http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/downloads/. You
want Ruby 1.8.6 at this point, because 1.9 is still a development
Once you have it installed, and this implies that you have first
figured out how to get a command line window going, get to your
command prompt and type:
You should be met with a prompt something like:
That means irb is ready for you to use so you can interactively
experiment with Ruby. You’ll want to read the PickAxe
). That will help you learn a bit more about programming with Ruby.
I truly believe that if you have never programmed, you should get a
bit of the programming_fu out of the way by learning to count to 10
and junk like that before you tackle database schema and connections,
templating languages, and so on.
If you have programmed and are just picking up something new, I
apologize for the simplistic approach recommended. Again, if you
haven’t programmed, then Ruby is not a bad place to start; you should,
however learn the language before attempting to use it in a larger
Just my $.02