I’ve finished everything I considered for calling Ruby “learned”, recognizing nothing like this is ever really done. Still, at one point in a late chapter of the pickaxe book (chap 23, I think) there is some sample code with the comment “If you understand this, you’re well on your way to Ruby mastery”, and I understood it, so I guess I can call “learned” done.
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tk (don’t need to do GUIs)
Ruby on Windows (not doing it)
extensions (advanced, it even says at the beginning to skip on first read)
I’ve noted these are all there, and if I have a need I’ll dig into them.
I finished the first 13 chapters of the pickaxe book, but I’m going to add to my completion criteria for this goal to read all non-reference portions of the book before I call it done.
I’ve picked up a lot of Ruby through osmosis, so I think I just need to make sure I’ve dusted the corners to claim basic “learned” as a goal.
I’m going to start the Pickaxe book again (I only made it about 70 ages in before), and call this done when I’ve read the first 13 chapters.
I seem to have picked up a lot of Ruby by osmosis while doing Rails. I’ll have to take another look through the book, and decide what I’m missing for me to consider this “done”.
I’m trying to get in the habit of using Ruby instead of Perl for sysadmin scripts, but its not the smoothest transition for me. I’m fine slinging Ruby around when working within Rails, but I still haven’t gotten the knack of using it to read an parse logs. I know there are books on this, and maybe at some point I’ll pick one up.