The problem with learning Ruby isn’t lack of resources–in fact it might be too many choices. I decided just pick one thing and stick with it for a while for continuity’s sake. I turned to my old friend Nettuts which has a whole series called Ruby for Newbies. The series is nine episodes, each in nice, digestible ~30 minute chunks covering a basic concept. I found it was a nice speed to follow along and the pause button (I still wish instructors had them), is nice for when I screw something up and have to debug.
My plan is to review 1-2 per week until I get through the whole thing.
The other plan for this week was to come up with a project for this class. I haven’t really felt inspired in this area, but thanks to some suggestions from Steve, I came up with a plan for a review site for AI instructors. Nothing revolutionary, but I think it will be a good project to learn some things about building a site based on user input. It also goes well with my last project, and most importantly it’s something I’m interested in.
I have always kept my ears sharp when it comes to talk about what classes/teachers to seek out and avoid. at almost $500/credit, I really can’t afford to have someone wasting my time and money. I’m always amazed that more of my classmates don’t do this, so maybe this will prove to be useful for a very specific audience.