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Learn to Program, by Chris Pine

Learn to Program, by Chris Pine
A Place to Start for the Future Programmer I guess this all began back in 2002. I was thinking about teaching programming, and what a great language Ruby would be for learning how to program. I mean, we were all excited about Ruby because it was powerful, elegant, and really just fun, but it seemed to me that it would also be a great way to get into programming in the first place. Unfortunately, there wasn't much Ruby documentation geared for newbies at the time. Some of us in the community were talking about what such a "Ruby for the Nuby" tutorial would need, and more generally, how to teach programming at all. And it wasn't very good. What saved me was that I made it really easy for people to contact me, and I always tried to help people when they got stuck. A couple of years later, it was getting pretty good. :-) So good, in fact, that I was ready to pronounce it finished, and move on to something else. Thoughts For Teachers About the Original Tutorial Acknowledgements

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why’s (poignant) guide to ruby Read This Paragraph At my local Barnes and Noble, there is a huge wall of Java books just waiting to tip over and crush me one day. And one day it will. At the rate things are going, one day that bookcase will be tall enough to crush us all. It might even loop the world several times, crushing previous editions of the same Java books over and over again. Ruby: How to bring back the joy of programming Ruby is a nice scripting language similar to Perl but cleaner and fully object-orientated. Find here a pointer to the main site about Ruby. Ruby Central also has a lots of data about Ruby. You can find here a link to an online copy of the book « Programming Ruby », by Andrew Hunt & Dave Thomas. Current development version is 1.9.2-p180.

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Light Table - a new IDE concept You can now try Light Table out via the Light Table Playground! Light Table's kickstarter has wrapped up! Despite the dramatic shift toward simplification in software interfaces, the world of development tools continues to shrink our workspace with feature after feature in every release. Even with all of these things at our disposal, we're stuck in a world of files and forced organization - why are we still looking all over the place for the things we need when we're coding? Why is everything just static text?

TkInter - PythonInfo Wiki Tkinter is Python's de-facto standard GUI (Graphical User Interface) package. It is a thin object-oriented layer on top of Tcl/Tk. Tkinter is not the only GuiProgramming toolkit for Python. It is however the most commonly used one. At the Forge - Getting Started with Ruby About ten years ago, back when I was working in New York, friends of mine showed me something that knocked my socks off—a program that actually ran inside of the Web browser, without any need for pressing submit. It was sleek, fun to use and seemed like a major paradigm shift. We all were excited about what this new “Java” language and its applets would mean for Web development. Although we didn't quite know where or how it would end, we talked about nothing else for some time.

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