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Re: [NYC-rb] follow up on that RoR class for developers @ GA in January ...

From: Mark C.
Sent on: Friday, December 30, 2011 5:31 PM
It's not just a magic pill, guys. Although I would never in my life (this one, at least) pay that for a course on Ruby, I could imagine a parallel universe in which I did... Some folks learn better in a classroom. It's s fact. Let them do their thing and you do your thing--Google it, read blogs, whatever--but whatever you do, quit cutting down people who learn better in a classroom setting! I'm getting tired of reading this thread and someone just needs to state the obvious. NOT EVERYONE LEARNS LIKE YOU. PEOPLE ARE DIFFERENT. Let them take a class, pay for it, whatever, and let's just all be happy we have more Rubyists on the list. 

To me, it doesn't matter how you you got here. It's just important that you're here. Thanks for the list, the lively discussion, and I hope this thread about paying for classes (which are completely appropriate to the group) DIES. 

Happy new year and I love you all. 

Regards,

Mark Coates
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On Dec 30, 2011, at 4:56 PM, David Kahn <[address removed]> wrote:

Well I dont see why anyone should be ashamed about any comments that have been made. Many in our society will pay a high price for a pill which promises something for little effort. Classes have their place but it is a very valid point (especially in a community such as the Ruby/Rails community) that someone who wants to program in Ruby and use Ruby on Rails as a web framework, if they dont have the ability and dedication to apply a book or two and learn to search google and the docs for resources really may be looking for a magic pill that $2800 promises to cure.

On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 7:04 PM, Francesca Krihely <[address removed]> wrote:
How did they get those quotes? Did they hack into our mailing list? 

Hope this doesn't get in the next article. 

#Rupert #Newsoftheworld

On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 9:55 PM, Victor Olteanu <[address removed]> wrote:
Not bad as a quick and easy way to become famous.
I bet this new thread also stands a good change to get its own article.

On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 3:57 PM, Alex Kahn <[address removed]> wrote:
Alex


On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 3:42 PM, Trevor Stow <[address removed]> wrote:
Remember that lengthy exchange on this list concerning the price of a Rails class?  Turns out someone thought the debate was news-worthy:

http://www.betabeat.com/2011/12/27/ruby-developers-offended-by-2800-ruby-class/

I find this surreal.





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