Okay, so I have to admit that I was very clearly not the intended audience for this tutorial… by the time I made it to Try Ruby, I had already been through two fairly involved sets of Ruby lessons. Continue reading “Try Ruby”→
I REALLY enjoyed the first 2/3 of this book. I tend to be a hands-on learner, and I like getting to try things for myself, so once I had Ruby installed on my computer and could try the exercises, and then modify them and see what happened, I felt like I had a lot of freedom to explore and figure things out.
In the Introduction, titled “The Hard Way is Easier”, Learn Ruby the Hard Way promises that:
If you go through this book, and do each exercise for one or two hours a night, you will have a good foundation for moving onto another book about Ruby to continue your studies. This book won’t turn you into a programmer overnight, but it will get you started on the path to learning how to code.