As part of my own personal development I have decided to delve into learning yet another language...Ruby. This time though I'm going to document my progress and thoughts on my blog.
Being a developer I think it's only natural that we experiment with, not only coding in the languages we are proficient in, but also branch out to learn about what other languages have to offer and also how to go about solving the same or similar problems in those other languages. Partly inspired by the Pragmatic Programmers "Seven Languages in Seven Weeks" I have decided to take things further with Ruby.
In order to learn the language I sought out a structured approach and came across a basic course "Programming for the Web with Ruby" on http://rubylearning.org.
The reason I chose this course and am happy to share the details is due to the fact that it not only focuses on the Ruby language itself but also on the basics of Web Application development such as using GitHib for version control, HTML5/CSS3 and other basic HTTP / Web related topics. Obviously us more advanced web developers can skip these sections but I thought it was a nice that the author(s) of the course decided to include this material.
Anyway I'll be posting my progess as I go!