So, because of a project that I’m working on — I’ve started learning Ruby with Rails. I was pleasantly surprised to find that Ruby is a really easy language to learn. I have a feeling that when Microsoft developed C# — they based it on languages like Ruby because the overall feel is pretty much the same. The big differences — punctuation, or lack there of and the lack of typed variables, at least in a strong typed sense. But these are quirks that you just get use to. In general, my initial impressions are positive.
So learning ruby and rails. I read the following two books last night:
Agile Web Development with Rails (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/097669400X/sr=8-2/qid=1149840626/ref=pd_bbs_2/102-1706170-5212113?%5Fencoding=UTF8)
Both were easy reads and basically got me to the point where I could start looking at writing some code. Now, I’m going back through the books and marking pages and concepts that I want to highlight for future consultation.