23 Feb '13, 7pm

I’m learning to program in Ruby during my apprenticeship @hearsparkbox. I wrote a few notes about how that’s going:

I’m a visually oriented person. I always thought I was too “right brain” to learn a complex programming language. That might be true, but I’m learning it anyway. It’s not as hard to learn as I thought it would be. Don’t get me wrong, there are days that I want to go home and weep in my bed because I feel so frustrated and confused about what I’m trying to learn. There are days I feel so discouraged about my (lack of) progress that I want to give up and go design puppy ads. But by and large, I’m not completely stumped. I’m picking things up. I’m getting a feel for the language. I’m starting to grasp the basic constructs of programming in general. I’m learning Ruby. This isn’t because I’m unusually brilliant – I’m just determined! You could do the same. I love building things. Becoming comfortable with programming languages like Ruby and Javascript will remove more barriers ...

Full article: http://neilrenicker.com/journal/designer-learning-ruby/

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