The last couple of weeks, I’ve taken upon myself to hunker down and study Ruby. In my free time, I like to brush on on languages and exercise my brain. I completed a few Ruby courses over the summer, but in the last few weeks I needed “reference material.”
On my quest for reference material, I stumbled upon the legendary _why’s Poignant Guide To Ruby on Github! I opted for the PDF version and uploaded it to my Play Books!
While I was reading through random online documentation, I found a blog called “Juixe Techknow” which outlined and explained the Ruby class. After reading the first 2 paragraphs, I suddenly got overwhelmed in excitement. A combination of my Woods Coffee kicking in, and sheer enlightenment, Juixe made a great comparison of Ruby class to Java in this blog post. His explanation clicked as I recall working with Android SDK! Now that everything clicked and I was able to bang out a class file with the methods I needed, I was ready to invest $$$.
If you need reference material to quickly pick up Ruby, I’d encourage purchasing Larry Ullman’s Visual Start Guide to Ruby. Whether your a beginner or advanced user needing to look up syntax, I have nothing negative to say for this book. I picked it up on my Nexus, although I do prefer paperback books, it still is good to skim through.
In the long run, I plan on continuing down this path and picking up Ruby On Rails. Right now, my main goal to Ruby is just to work on a client side project. I would soon like to apply this skill set on an AWS Ruby on Rails instance in the near future! I’m sure my friend @eminkel will enjoy collaborating on a side project!