On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 9:26 AM, Johnny Morrice <spoon / killersmurf.com>wrote:

> > Please let me know how to practice basic Ruby? What type of
> > applications you wrote to practice and what topics you consider
> > important before jumping to Rails?
>
> Can't help with rails but here are a couple of fun ideas:
>
> 1. A tiny text-based game using the socket library (networked hunt the
>  wumpus?)  Using the network is pretty easy in ruby if you are used to
>  doing it via the operating system.
>
> 2. Text-mode mandelbrot fractal.  Easy if you were to only use one
> character.
>
> Damnit now I want to code these things.
>
> Cheers
> Johnny
>
>
lol, did you read the "Land of Lisp", too?