MacRuby keeps coming along. 2 years ago
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OK I’ve done some work on clojure. I’m making that a separate goal and I think MacRuby will be the Ruby I pick. 2 years ago
I learned Ruby in 2007, and I’m very glad I did. Of the 6 or so programming languages that I’ve used for large projects, Ruby is by far the most powerful and best designed.
I learned Ruby (from the Pickaxe Book) more or less in the course of learning Rails, though I’d probably recommend that others not do this: it’s best to get a grip on the language itself before learning a complex framework on top of it.
And of course, the Ruby community is very much into proper development practice—testing, refactoring, modeling stuff correctly, that sort of thing. Learn from them! 2 years ago
Recently looked into Clojure and Scala. I might want to go with one of them instead. Perl 5 is making a comeback and Perl 6 looks like it might pass over Ruby. ROR seems like it has flatlined.
I may have missed the bus on this one. 2 years ago
I read Matz’s entry in Beautiful Code and decided I had to learn Ruby. I’ve been working my way through the pickaxe and loving the language so far. Everything just seems so clean and elegant. 2 years ago
Well, I decided to keep just the pickaxe (Programming Ruby 1.9) and The Ruby Programming Language, by Matz.
I’m already studying the blocks/iterators/procs. Its a very complete and complex language, even more I’m coming from PHP, most of the things are new for me.
If you are a beginner, I recommend just the pickaxe, but if you are an experienced programmer with background in another language, take the Matz’s book. Or both, just as me, for a complete reference! 3 years ago
I am a computer engineering student & I want to work & learn on project. 3 years ago
I have re-started this goal. Following the closure of my local Borders book shop I got loads of Rails and Ruby on Rails books half price.
Also, I have just returned from 6 months in Germany, back in south of Ireland with lots of peace and quiet so determined to get a couple of decent apps up and running 3 years ago
Even though I am an experienced PHP and Web developer (12 years of experience), I want fresh air. So, I decided to learn Ruby and Ruby on Rails, and I’ll try to change my way of working.First, the Ruby Books I have and I’m reading:
- Programming Ruby (3rd Ed. the “pickaxe”).
- The Well Grounded Rubyist
- Beginning Ruby From Novice to Professional
- Humble Little Ruby Book (available free http://www.humblelittlerubybook.com)
- The Ruby Programming Language (from Matz)
I know it’s a bunch of books, but I just love to have where to look and I the one I most recommend is: The Well Grounded Rubyist. It’s just amazing.
For the ones that are in a hurry: http://www.humblelittlerubybook.com is very small! 3 years ago