You should be able to fly through this:

http://pine.fm/LearnToProgram/

Then go to the PickAxe (google it and you will find it)

My father-in-law turned me on to programming and there is a book he
recommended called:

<a href="http://weblog.rubyonrails.com/2006/11/13/beginning-ruby-on-
rails-e-commerce">Beginning Ruby on Rails: E-Commerce....</a>

that tells you exactly how to build an Amazon style site in minutes...

I'm still learning so wait for my response to be vetted by the
veterans...