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thanks this is great!


Pawel Szymczykowski wrote:

>What about this book in progress by Chris Pine?:
>http://pine.fm/LearnToProgram/
>
>It's been mentioned on this list before (recently) as an introduction for
>the beginning programmers - look for the subject 'Looking for book
>reviewers' in the archives for more detailed info.
>
>-Pawel
>
>On 10/11/05, Francois Paul <francois / bagasie.com> wrote:
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>>Hi,
>>my 50 year old mother wants to learn to code.
>>She has no computer experience, but she is surrounded with programmers
>>(three sons and a husband) and she wants to be able to understand what
>>we are talking about.
>>She is also quite tired of being a math teacher and is considdering to
>>quit her job in favour of helping with my webdev company (doing some
>>mundane inhouse development).
>>
>>My little brother is busy teaching her Java but I feel Ruby is the
>>better (friendlier, more productive) language. However I can't seem to
>>find a good introduction to ruby that asumes no previous programming
>>experience (there are plenty available for Java).
>>
>>can anyone point me in the right direction? also if you think it is a
>>better idea to start programming in Java rather than Ruby, please let me
>>know why.
>>
>>Regards,
>>
>>Francois
>>
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