On 5/4/07, Richard Conroy <richard.conroy / gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5/4/07, Ivor Paul <ivorpaul / gmail.com> wrote:
> > this is awesome - i have the same desire what did you have her code -
> > perhaps we can start a thread on what you can get your gf to code... :)
>
> Mine has been working through Chris Pine's learn to program. She enjoys
> it, says it is like a puzzle. (wean her off sudoku at least).
>
> THough I think command line programs aren't actually challenging her
> enough, but they are time consuming.
>
> You should have seen her face when I fired up IRB and showed her how
> to find out what methods a particular instance supports. I just had to
> broaden her horizons a bit, so that she doesn't consider CLI to be all
> there is to making apps.
>
> It would be a waste with Ruby, where simple short scripts can have
> enormous power (Camping, I am looking at you)
>
>

If you try to throw her some Camping, make sure she pretty decently
understands Ruby first.  Camping breaks some "rules" and it does some
things really weird, which she might try to use/implement in other
apps, when it probably isn't a good idea.  But do teach her Camping!

I am going to start teaching a friend with no programming experiance
Ruby using _why's TryRuby (and HH when an os x port gets out).  If you
are on Windows though, get your gf's Hackety Hack, it's great!

-- 
Chris Carter
concentrationstudios.com
brynmawrcs.com