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Hi there,

So I've been considering learning Ruby. Just for background info, I am relatively new to programming, do it in my free time for fun, and know some java and basic python. Would anyone here have any suggestions as to how to go about doing this? Perhaps suggested resources or books I should look at? (Note: I recognize that people have asked somewhat similar questions here, but that was a full 7 years ago. Maybe there are more up-to-date resources?)
 
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Colleagues new to Ruby and programming have found the Codecademy course helpful. You could also check out the Odin project's suggested resources (Codecademy is one of them) - https://www.theodinproject.com/courses/ruby-programming may be worth a look?
 
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I am in the same situation, budding programmer thinking of checking out Ruby.  I have done some research and along with the above mentioned resources, some have spoken highly of the free tutorials at Ruby Monk.
 
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I second Ruby Monk, I really like those exercises.
 
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Hi there,

So I've been considering learning Ruby. Just for background info, I am relatively new to programming, do it in my free time for fun, and know some java and basic python. Would anyone here have any suggestions as to how to go about doing this? Perhaps suggested resources or books I should look at? (Note: I recognize that people have asked somewhat similar questions here, but that was a full 7 years ago. Maybe there are more up-to-date resources?)



Happy that you want to learn Ruby, Be it Ruby, Haskell, Go or any other languages that you want to learn

You may not learn a language out of your interest other than for commercial/job  purposes in that situation it is mostly imposed on you,
but to learn it on your own, something should attract you towards that, find out that, it could be for some nuances of the
language.

At one point of time, I was losing interest in Java after being used it for more than 12 years and picked up Groovy for its simplicity as
Java was growing in verbosisy, then along came Java 8 with its streams and Lamda capability which completely changed my perception.
 
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