Newbie ,needed help learning ruby

Hi all,

I am a newbie and trying to learn ruby!
I have found a few materials on the web like the pragmatic programmers
guide…
But i feel its a little over my head when it comes to understanding the
concepts and implementing my own programs
So would like to know if there are any more dedicated beginners guide
out there

help appreciated
Thanks

Read this => Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs

Try Ruby:

http://tryruby.hobix.com/

It also has a link to _why’s book, for when you’re finished. I’ve never
been
much for his writing style, but he’s awesome in an actually-interactive
medium like tryruby – and once you understand that, you might have a
better
shot with something like the Pragmatic Programmers.

Wrapster Aol wrote:

Hi all,

I am a newbie and trying to learn ruby!
I have found a few materials on the web like the pragmatic programmers
guide…
But i feel its a little over my head when it comes to understanding the
concepts and implementing my own programs
So would like to know if there are any more dedicated beginners guide
out there

http://ruby-doc.org/gettingstarted


James B.

www.happycamperstudios.com - Wicked Cool Coding
www.jamesbritt.com - Playing with Better Toys
www.ruby-doc.org - Ruby Help & Documentation
www.rubystuff.com - The Ruby Store for Ruby Stuff

I wrote The Little Book Of Ruby for people just like you. It covers the
fundamentals in 10 chapters of a PDF book and comes with lots of
ready-to-run source code examples for all the code in the text:

http://www.sapphiresteel.com/The-Little-Book-Of-Ruby

If you want to go into more depth, you can also download the first 4
chapters of a much bigger book called, simply, The Book Of Ruby:

http://www.sapphiresteel.com/The-Book-Of-Ruby

This book will eventually be over 400 pages long and, just like the
Little Book, it comes with all source code. I am building up to the
final book by adding one chapter at a time (a new chapter every couple
of weeks). Both The Book and The Little Book are free…

best wishes
Huw C.

SapphireSteel Software
Ruby and Rails In Visual Studio
http://www.sapphiresteel.com

But i feel its a little over my head when it comes to
understanding the concepts and implementing my own programs

I think the only way ultimately is to experiment on your own.

I am of course not saying that good books etc… won’t help, but
I am saying that the best effect is when you write bad code,
and one day lateron you realize exactly why this is bad code.

IMHO designing is rather hard, at least for me. “Good” design
takes a lot of effort, and I tend to be very lazy (although
I document everything in a concise manner)

One way could be to design a little game that uses
“actors” to do something (ok ok i just suggested that you
write some little game).

James B. wrote:

http://ruby-doc.org/gettingstarted

Looks like this page could use a little love. The link to the
comp.lang.ruby FAQ goes nowhere and the Ruby Language FAQ link takes you
to a 404 page.

From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]]

http://www.sapphiresteel.com/The-Little-Book-Of-Ruby

http://www.sapphiresteel.com/The-Book-Of-Ruby

… Both The Book and The Little Book are free…

noble project. And considering that they are free, I hope jamesb would
include your books in the ruby-doc frontpage.

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