Learn by repetition - ruby exercises and answers?

I prefer to learn by repetition and I was wondering if there are any
Ruby exercise and answer orientated sites with lots of exercises,
starting with simple and progressing to harder.

This is what I’ve found so far:

http://blogs.pragprog.com/cgi-bin/pragdave.cgi/Practices/Kata (This site
sums up exactly my thinking on learning, but looking at the problems
that don’t start easy. Something for later, after I learn to program
with any skill, because at the moment I can only call myself a dabbler
who’s trying to improve).

http://projecteuler.net/index.php?section=view (maths orientated with a
programming problems section, the first one looked doable for me, but
not a Ruby exclusive site).

http://rubyquiz.com/ (Most too hard for me - I need super simple to
start).

Books I am aware of are:
Ruby Cookbook (too advanced mostly)
Best of Ruby Q. (book form of http://rubyquiz.com/ listed above)

There are plenty of tutorial books running the beginner through Ruby,
some even have exercises, but usually only a couple at the end of each
chapter, if any. I’m after a source of hundreds of problems so I can
learn by repeatedly doing.

If you know of any sites or books close to what I’m after, and minus
what I’ve already listed, please post them.

On Sat, 27 Jan 2007, Shawn W_ wrote:

who’s trying to improve).
Best of Ruby Q. (book form of http://rubyquiz.com/ listed above)

There are plenty of tutorial books running the beginner through Ruby,
some even have exercises, but usually only a couple at the end of each
chapter, if any. I’m after a source of hundreds of problems so I can
learn by repeatedly doing.

If you know of any sites or books close to what I’m after, and minus
what I’ve already listed, please post them.

my reccomendation is this: read ruby-talk as you already are and begin
to
answer simple questions. it’s ok if your answers are not the best ones:
just
be clear in your responses that you are learning and your answers should
be
taken with a grain of salt. you will be suprised at how effective this
is.
this is precisely how i’ve learned ruby and, to this day, i am digging
into
tht ruby source in order to answer questions i’ve never considered or
even
care that much about. i do this because

  1. it helps me. i continue to learn about ruby even though i’ve been
    doing this and coding ruby full time for 6 years.

  2. it helps the community. this makes me feel good since it
    certainly
    helped me in the beginning.

 http://groups.google.com/groups/search?hl=en&lr=&safe=off&num=10&q=2002+group%3Acomp.lang.ruby+author%3Aahoward%40fsl.noaa.gov&safe=off&qt_s=Search

cheers.

-a

If you know of any sites or books close to what I’m after, and minus
what I’ve already listed, please post them.

Some time ago I have solved a few exercises (15 to be exact - well some
of them have subexercises, so…) in Ruby. It’s not much, but at least
it has “easier-to-harder” and “question-answer” properties you are
looking for.

http://www.rubyrailways.com/implementing-15-exercises-for-learning-a-new-programming-language/

HTH,
Peter

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