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Re: [ruby-81] - tips for teen ultra-novice beginners

From: Billy
Sent on: Monday, February 25, 2008 5:12 PM
If programming is going to be your son's future, I feel it's important that he learns techniques that Java or C++ teach first before moving on to other easier languages. I see it as using a calculator before knowing what the calculator is actually doing behind the scenes. Ruby and Rails makes things very easy for you, but if you don't know why things have been made easy, it will make it more difficult to transition to other languages and frameworks where you don't have the luxury of relying on the language to do everything for you. It really depends on if its going to be his career, or just something for him to mess around with for fun for the time being.

On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 4:56 PM, Gautam Sampathkumar <[address removed]> wrote:
Agile Web development with Rails is a great book to get started with. The book works through building a RoR app. Just follow along with each chapter and that should get him off to a great start.

Good luck,
Gautam


On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 4:53 PM, Bess Ho <[address removed]> wrote:
Get a free RoR acct thru Joyent and Facebook. Start with facebook RoR framework kit. It comes with instruction how to build one.

On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 3:58 PM, Jessica Margolin <[address removed]> wrote:
My 15 y/o son wants to learn Ruby, Rails.
He doesn't program at all.  Great at math/science, though. Visually oriented.

Any suggestions on ways for him to start?

Thanks!
-Jessica

On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 6:59 PM, Aaron Tavistock <[address removed]> wrote:
I'm not sure if anyone else is going to this, but O'Reilly offers admission discounts for users groups.  I inquired on behalf of the East Bay group and got this back:

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Hi Aaron

Here you go

RailsConf 2008
May 29-June 1, 2008
Oregon Convention Center
Portland, OR
<http://www.railsconf.com>

The user group discount code for this year is "rc08usrg" and is good for 15% off the registration price.

Feel free to post this to your mailing list.

Marsee
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