Ok, so about a week ago I decided to just start Googling how to learn to program. Ruby is a programming language that everyone says is “really easy” (I have a suspicion that my definition of “really easy” is quite different from those who say this) But, I think I’m going to start my programming adventures by learning Ruby. First, because of the “really easy” comments. I figure that even if it’s super hard, it has to be less hard than other languages that are not often described as “really easy”…SEE? I can think logically! I’m also wanting to learn this one because my husband knows it and likes it, so he will be a good person to ask questions to when I feel stuck.
I found this super cool sounding thing called Rails for Zombies, where you learn to program by creating program like Twitter, but for zombies. Awesome, right? I like Zombies! So I clicked on it, and it told me that if I was unfamiliar with Ruby, I should do an online Ruby tutorial first, and suggested tryruby.org. I’m all for suggestions, so clicked over and started playing with it.
The site page says: “Got 15 minutes? Give Ruby a shot right now! Ruby is a programming language from Japan which is revolutionizing the web. The beauty of Ruby is found in the balance between simplicity and power.”