I was first taught how to access the terminal. I started out using my Chromebook in which case I had to download Codio and ‘fire up’ the terminal. When the iMac arrived I was able to access the terminal via spotlight, searching for ‘terminal’. I then practiced using the most common terminal commands. The screen capture below represents the coolest terminal command!
YES! That is Star Wars, and yes you can sit and watch the entire result if you wish. #Geek
Mid-week it was time to install Ruby. I was feeling pretty lucky since my iMac came with the updated Ruby already on it. But then I found out that all UNIX products come with Ruby installed. Thank you Apple!
Installing “Ruby is the hardest step in learning it.” At least, according to the programming community.
Below is another screen capture, this time of my work with IRB (Ruby) in the terminal.
I also was introduced to NIL, or nothing.
Last but not least I am reading my very first programming book. It is called _Why’s poignant guide to Ruby and it’s written by a “mystery guy” or x-mystery guy. His name is _Why. It is really funny and hard to put down.
Ruby and I are off to a great start!
P.S. I seem to be finding my balance:)