Ruby Course – Lesson 1
I’ve reviewed lesson 1 of Satish Talim’s Ruby course, along with Yukihiro Matsumoto’s “The Philosophy of Ruby” interview. The most difficulty I had was with the modulus operator, which I posted about yesterday. I also learned that Google Calculator is incorrect in its calculation of the number of seconds in a year! Always make sure you check, double-check and triple-check your sources when you are declaring constants in your programs.
To make sure I have a solid understanding of the fundamentals of Ruby, I am going to read Chris Pine’s “Learn to Program” within the next couple of days. It seems to be mentioned everywhere I go, so it must be good. After that, I am going to start reading “The Ruby Programming Language“, which I purchased in PDF form the other day. That should be a good start.
Before I get too tired, I am going to listen to Geoff Grosenbach’s Ruby Basics.
That’s about it for today. I’m back at work this week, so time is a bit limited.
P.S. I am really liking ScribeFire for posting blog entires within Firefox.