I prefer to learn by repetition and I was wondering if there are any Ruby exercise and answer orientated sites with lots of exercises, starting with simple and progressing to harder. This is what I've found so far: http://blogs.pragprog.com/cgi-bin/pragdave.cgi/Pra... (This site sums up exactly my thinking on learning, but looking at the problems that don't start easy. Something for later, after I learn to program with any skill, because at the moment I can only call myself a dabbler who's trying to improve). http://projecteuler.net/index.php?section=view (maths orientated with a programming problems section, the first one looked doable for me, but not a Ruby exclusive site). http://rubyquiz.com/ (Most too hard for me - I need super simple to start). Books I am aware of are: Ruby Cookbook (too advanced mostly) Best of Ruby Quiz (book form of http://rubyquiz.com/ listed above) There are plenty of tutorial books running the beginner through Ruby, some even have exercises, but usually only a couple at the end of each chapter, if any. I'm after a source of hundreds of problems so I can learn by repeatedly doing. If you know of any sites or books close to what I'm after, and minus what I've already listed, please post them.
on 2007-01-26 16:45
on 2007-01-26 17:10
On Sat, 27 Jan 2007, Shawn W_ wrote: > who's trying to improve). > Best of Ruby Quiz (book form of http://rubyquiz.com/ listed above) > > There are plenty of tutorial books running the beginner through Ruby, > some even have exercises, but usually only a couple at the end of each > chapter, if any. I'm after a source of hundreds of problems so I can > learn by repeatedly doing. > > If you know of any sites or books close to what I'm after, and minus > what I've already listed, please post them. my reccomendation is this: read ruby-talk as you already are and begin to answer simple questions. it's ok if your answers are not the best ones: just be clear in your responses that you are learning and your answers should be taken with a grain of salt. you will be suprised at how effective this is. this is precisely how i've learned ruby and, to this day, i am digging into tht ruby source in order to answer questions i've never considered or even care that much about. i do this because 1) it helps me. i continue to learn about ruby even though i've been doing this and coding ruby full time for 6 years. 2) it helps the community. this makes me feel good since it certainly helped me in the beginning. http://groups.google.com/groups/search?hl=en&lr=&s... cheers. -a
on 2007-01-26 17:11
> If you know of any sites or books close to what I'm after, and minus > what I've already listed, please post them. Some time ago I have solved a few exercises (15 to be exact - well some of them have subexercises, so...) in Ruby. It's not much, but at least it has "easier-to-harder" and "question-answer" properties you are looking for. http://www.rubyrailways.com/implementing-15-exerci... HTH, Peter __ http://www.rubyrailways.com