Forum: Ruby Is there any other way to learn other than books?

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9da68e7e2cb1432b423c75e782714929?d=identicon&s=25 John Dean (magnifico)
on 2009-02-05 23:41
Hello,

I was wondering if there is any other alternative to learning a
programming language in particular Ruby/Ruby on Rails, other than
reading books? Like something more interactive, that focuses more on the
practical implementation.

I learn much better from practice and "toying around" and I really hate
when I see a 500+ pages book. I know I'll never finish it.
B583dd1f235705801e9ae89658fa7caf?d=identicon&s=25 Anderson Leite (andersonleite)
on 2009-02-06 04:20
Take a look at railscasts.com
[]s
anderson
64aa4b69fdd7127e6f3ee16ae065a620?d=identicon&s=25 Giampiero Zanchi (giampiz)
on 2009-02-06 10:14
9da68e7e2cb1432b423c75e782714929?d=identicon&s=25 John Dean (magnifico)
on 2009-02-06 18:40
Thanks guys! These are pretty cool resources!
7956c3c7d7ef344265029e6b4b569b91?d=identicon&s=25 Huw Collingbourne (huw)
on 2009-02-06 20:24
The Book Of Ruby includes more than 300 ready-to-run Ruby programs. So
if you prefer to dip into code, try it out and modify it, you can do so.
Then just read bits of the book (there are about 400 pages) when you get
stuck.

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

It's all free, by the way ;-)

best wishes
Huw
63529e6fbb35dde336d471b569b84d87?d=identicon&s=25 Rodrigo Bermejo (rbermejo)
on 2009-02-07 00:49
John Dean wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I was wondering if there is any other alternative to learning a
> programming language in particular Ruby/Ruby on Rails, other than
> reading books? Like something more interactive, that focuses more on the
> practical implementation.
>
> I learn much better from practice and "toying around" and I really hate
> when I see a 500+ pages book. I know I'll never finish it.

You can learn from someone else code faster if you understand the
problem they are trying to resolve.

Try the Ruby Quiz archive
   http://rubyquiz.com/

-r.
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