On 15 Mar 2006, at 00:47, Annika Karhunen wrote:
I stumbled to Ruby by accident and read the beginning of Why’s guide,
which sounded a a bit more fun than some other guides. I wonder if my
200MHz P2 laptop with Win98 can handle the program (compiler?)
I believe Ruby will run on a palm pilot, so I think your P2’s
probably up to the task, provided you don’t want to do anything to
intense with it.
Meanwhile I’ve lost the link to learning Ruby online - anyone knows
link is still working? Perhaps Ruby is too difficult for me afterall,
since I’m dyslexic and have no experience of command language, let
You’ve lost the like to Why’s guide? Google?
In terms of learning a language, I would seriously recommend Ruby as
a lovely starting point. It’s certainly what I would pick if I was
tutoring someone at the moment. I think it’s pretty clean generally,
but much more importantly, it’s so direct, quick, and to the point.
Being able to do:
server = TCPServer.new(5000)
soc = server.accept
soc.puts “Hello TCP connection”
in to irb, and open up another window running a telnet session on
port 5000 and have the two talk - that completely amazed me, coming
from a c++ background. It was like being back on a BBC in the good
old days, but with all sorts of lovely modern things.
BTW, I’m not dyslexic; I was diagnosed as just being really bad at
spelling. Some good friends who are dyslexic are very good
programmers though, so I wouldn’t worry about that at all. Best of
all, programmers are generally outrageously bad at spelling, so no
one’s likely to notice if you are