Start Programming Now
This book is the bare minimum guide helping you to start programming from scratch. In almost anything, the hardest part is to get the ball rolling. After reading this book you will be comfortable with programming. Further learning will require less effort since the ball is already rolling. This book touches on basics. It’s enough to get your hands on the keyboard and Start Programming Now. However, we don’t dive deep into every aspect of programming. Basic stuff is just the tip of the iceberg. It’s enough to get you started. From here, only sky is the limit.
We’re going to build a web application using the framework called Ruby on Rails. Why web app? Because everything is on the Internet these days. Have you heard of Twitter, YellowPages, Groupon and many more? They are all doing business on the Internet using Ruby on Rails. Why Ruby on Rails ? Because it’s really easy to start. It’s really powerful and it’s hot on the job market.
I’ll show you how to set up your computer for software development. We’ll cover the basics of Ruby programming language. Next, we’ll get to hands on coding. This is where we create our first web application. We’ll put it on the Internet. Lastly, I’ll tell you what to do next and how to improve your skills going forward.
Who is it for
- You don’t have a Computer Science degree?
- You would love to create software but don’t know where to start?
- Want to put your software skills into real practice?
If the answer to any of these question is yes, then this book is for you. I’ve been there. Most of computer science books are so in depth. There was nothing that explains the most important basics of different aspects of programming. This is what this book is about. It helps you to connect the dots and start programming something useful.
After reading this book you will be able to do 3 things:
- Create a basic web application and put it on the Internet.
- Write code yourself.
- Understand and modify existing code.