From Zero to Ruby (and Rails)

Over the last year or so I’ve dabbled in learning Ruby and Ruby on Rails.  Most of those attempts were one or two week long stints, and though these brief introductions have provided a superficial overview of the language, I’m a million  miles away from being able to call myself a Rubyist.

A bit back, I stumbled across an  article on Hacker News where a developer completely immersed himself in the language for a month.  Now a month isn’t a very long amount of time, especially with a full time job, but with a summer lull in grad school, I liked the idea enough that I’m committing to a similar regimen.

I’m going to spend the next 8 weeks consuming as much Ruby as I possibly can.  I’m going to provide weekly status updates to keep myself honest and to track my progress.  At the end of the 2 month stint I’m going to provide a breakdown of which books I thought were useful, any learning hacks I discover, and a compilation of resources I found to be useful.

I’ll provide my first update at the end of this weekend.  Wish me luck!

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