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Cristian Popovici
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Joined: Apr 13, 2007
Posts: 32
Hi guys. Congrats for this book.

I have recently started learning ruby and RoR. For a java developer this is a little strange but the language is beautiful and powerful.

How long do you think it takes to become proficient in ruby?

Regards,

Cristian.



Jeremy McAnally
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Joined: Feb 09, 2009
Posts: 19
It largely depends on how much time you invest in it!

I know many people who have written significantly used open source libraries a mere 4-6 months after they started Ruby, but they were skilled programmers beforehand and spent a good deal of time working with Ruby. Of course, to be an expert, they say it takes 10,000 hours of practice, so who knows?
 
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