So, to start, I basically returned to college for a second degree
(graduated recently), to try to get a CS degree. I had to stop though
due to money issues.
I now have a full time job not related to programming. However, I
really enjoy programming and overall want to start building and making
I went with ruby because many people recommended it. Many people said
it would be a good one to start with (I was using Java when I was in
college the second time).
I began learning it on my own. I am actually about to finish a course I
paid for to learn ruby. After I finished it, I planned on building some
For example, I wanted to build some bots that did things for me. For
example, reddit is a big website. I wanted to do two things on it.
One, I wanted to create something that could search a particular
username that I entered and return something I was lookinng for. For
example, maybe pictures they posted in a certain subreddit (say
/r/funny). Or return statistics on a user, say how much they post in a
certain subreddit (percentage).
Also, I was looking to build maybe bots that posted for me. Say, you
build one that posts statistics if a certain thing occurs or does a
When I asked about this, everyone said to use python. So, now I’m just
In the long run, I want to design webpages/web apps/etc… In the short
term, I wanted to get some practice with ruby before moving onto RoRails
for website stuff.
However, I’m just scared I’m going down the wrong path. I need to learn
a language and pick one that is right for my goals.
I just would love some real advice. I really want to pick a language
that has to most resources for learning. I’m scared ruby was once
popular and now the resources aren’t there anymore. I just don’t know.
Thanks for any help or advice :/.