What's to regret? Grok the concepts not the syntax! Ruby is conceived from
many languages before it. Find out what those are and learn about them. For
an everyday language any dynamic language will do.


On Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 4:26 PM, Tamara Temple <tamouse.lists / gmail.com>wrote:

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