Man y’all are amazing. I’ll put my replies to everyone here.
Specific Project or Just Learning:
I think it’s a little of both. I always wanted to program from back
in the Apple Basic days. I just was always better with the
hardware/software troubleshooting stuff. In my day job I am a Lead
Help Desk Technician. At work I became good friends with the
programmers there and, since our network/server/sql admin left, I have
had to start learning MS SQL maintenance and some basic DBA Stuff.
As for a Project I want to create a Nethack bot. Like I said in my
intro a friend created a Nethack bot in C# and I wanted to see if I
could do it in Ruby. I have read a lot about Ruby in the last few
months, including Ruby on Rails, but I just do not know enough about
Ruby to do anything with it. I also have in mind to build a Wish List
web application for my family so we can know what everyone would like
for Christmas or for other occasions.
Thanks for reminding what Iteration is. As soon as you said it I
went, DUH!, heh. Arrays and Iteration is where I stopped in the “Head
Start Java” book. I think I stopped at a combination of frustration
and Real Life took over.
All the high recommendations on books and websites are great. I will
begin to check them out. I have a birthday coming up so I may be able
to give some suggestions for my family when they want to buy me a
present heh. But I’m old enough (married with a daughter) that I
can buy them myself too chuckle
Rapid Learning Flowchart:
Wow this is cool. I think I do some of this on my own already. Not
as refined though.
I’ll keep you all up-to-date with my progress. I’m sure you will get
more questions from me.
Thanks again for all the great informatoin and help.
On 1/2/06, Steve L. email@example.com wrote:
- Getting Started
- New Classes of Objects
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