Did I talk to you on irc last night (my irc nick is "pontiki") ?


On Dec 2, 2013, at 9:03 PM, JD JD <lists / ruby-forum.com> wrote:

> So, to start, I basically returned to college for a second degree
> (graduated recently), to try to get a CS degree.  I had to stop though
> due to money issues.
> 
> I now have a full time job not related to programming.  However, I
> really enjoy programming and overall want to start building and making
> stuff.
> 
> I went with ruby because many people recommended it.  Many people said
> it would be a good one to start with (I was using Java when I was in
> college the second time).
> 
> I began learning it on my own.  I am actually about to finish a course I
> paid for to learn ruby.  After I finished it, I planned on building some
> different things.
> 
> For example, I wanted to build some bots that did things for me.  For
> example, reddit is a big website.  I wanted to do two things on it.
> One, I wanted to create something that could search a particular
> username that I entered and return something I was lookinng for.  For
> example, maybe pictures they posted in a certain subreddit (say
> /r/funny).  Or return statistics on a user, say how much they post in a
> certain subreddit (percentage).
> 
> Also, I was looking to build maybe bots that posted for me.  Say, you
> build one that posts statistics if a certain thing occurs or does a
> certain activity.
> 
> When I asked about this, everyone said to use python.  So, now I'm just
> frusterated.
> 
> In the long run, I want to design webpages/web apps/etc.. In the short
> term, I wanted to get some practice with ruby before moving onto RoRails
> for website stuff.
> 
> However, I'm just scared I'm going down the wrong path.  I need to learn
> a language and pick one that is right for my goals.
> 
> I just would love some real advice.  I really want to pick a language
> that has to most resources for learning.  I'm scared ruby was once
> popular and now the resources aren't there anymore.  I just don't know.
> 
> Thanks for any help or advice :/.
> 
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