The fastest way you are going to learn Ruby is with an online interactive learning course. There are a few out there. I personally used Learnstreet to pick up Ruby. I was able to gain a core understanding of the language in a very short time. You can read about my Ruby experience and Python with Learnstreet. Wired had this to say, “LearnStreet: The Addictive New Way to Learn How to Code.”
Before I lose you to TL:DR, the key takeaway is this… to learn Ruby fast use an online interactive course!
The Old Way is Painful
You could take a course, read a book, or walk through tutorials. These methods work, but you don’t have to feel the pain associated with it. There are new ways to become proficient at coding; use them!
What Other Options are Available
Yes, I’m biased when it comes to this. However, there are other choices well learn to code in Ruby. I have heard nothing but good things about Code Academy. I pretty sure a search on Google for online ruby coding course will yield many options.
- 10 Great Resources to Learn Ruby for Free – Solid material but not the fast way if you like that
- What is the best way to learn Ruby? – A great stack overflow thread on the topic. Remember best is not always the fastest
- Ruby in Twenty Minutes – 2o minutes is fast but the lesson isn’t interactive. Also, you don’t get a foundation with this course