Shadowfirebird wrote in post #976488:
> I don't mean to sound condescending, but if you've not programmed
> before, perhaps you are underestimating the problem of jumping two
> hurdles at once - learning to program, and learning the Ruby language.
> Programming requires a paradigm-shift which, of course, is difficult to
> explain to those who have not made it.
>
> It sounds as if you have read a lot of books and got not much from them.
> Why not try a different approach - try coding some simple programs for
> yourself.  If you are unable to access the Ruby interpreter, there are
> websites that let you try it online (for example,http://tryruby.org/ ).
>
> Go back to the book that you found least confusing and type out a couple
> of examples for yourself.  Try changing them.  Code a simple program
> from scratch -- say, to ask for a series of numbers at the command
> prompt and print their sum.
>
> And of course come back here and ask all the basic questions you like.
> It's the basic questions that are the really deep ones.  Good luck.

Shadowfirebird,
Thank you for the advice.

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