Learning Ruby the Hard Way

In a previous post I mentioned a few programming challenge collections that I planned to work my way through, since Eloquent Ruby and Code Academy don’t really include any challenging exercises.

While searching HackerNews for anything similar, I stumbled across Learn Ruby the Hard Way. This is a free online book (or purchasable eBook) containing 50+ challenges in the form of a code snippet, explanation, and ‘extra credit’ exercises.

Usually I steer clear of sites that just include a chunk of code and tell you to copy it verbatim, but the addition of the fairly good explanation and the exercises seems to be helping it stick a little more, at least when compared to when I was learning the same thing from Eloquent Ruby and Code Academy previously (though I guess that could just be the repetition).

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