This is indeed my "first" dive into programming, with little unsuccessful 
dabs here and there (a couple days or so of trying and then quitting) with a 
couple other languages than ruby.

But I never stick with it, and I'd love to learn something. Maybe I'll head 
down to the library and check that out, it couldn't hurt I guess. For now 
I'll continue with my "hello world" screens.

thanks
skt
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tim Pease" <tim.pease / gmail.com>
To: "ruby-talk ML" <ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org>
Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2006 10:49 AM
Subject: Re: Just a question to throw out there...


> On 11/2/06, Skotty <shyguyfrenzy / gmail.com> wrote:
>> Another noobrube question.
>>
>> Is this the "easiest" language to learn? I'm well aware that none of 
>> these programming languages are "easy" but I've been struggling with this 
>> for a while and don't want to give up.
>>
>> Or is there something else I should know first BEFORE going to Ruby? 
>> Why's guide is a biggggg help but I don't know why I can't retain this 
>> information.
>>
>> Any help guides?
>> Anything?
>
> How much programming experience do you have?  If you have never done
> any programming whatsoever, then diving straight into Ruby and _why's
> guide is probably not the best way to go.
>
> Go to your local library and grab the first volume of Knuth's "The Art
> of Computer Programming". Read and understand this book -- it will
> give you a fantastic foundation for any language that you pick up.
>
> Persevere and good luck!
>
> TwP
>