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Anyone? If so, any comments to the difficulty of it?<br><br><br><br>
I am applying for admission into a 7 week course for Ruby on Rails at my school.<br><br><br><br>
Since it seems to be the latest thing and I hoping it will help me be more marketable for jobs. (right now my IT experience is limited to Mainframe technologies and some .NET - Don't laugh Mainframe is STILL used!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/inquisitive.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":stinkeye:"> ).
 

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What is your level of programming experience? I've dabbled in ruby but not done anything with ruby on rails. I've heard a lot good things about it though.<br><br><br><br>
Going into that class with a decent grasp of ruby's syntax and features would probably be good.
 

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What is your level of programming experience? I've dabbled in ruby but not done anything with ruby on rails. I've heard a lot good things about it though.<br><br><br><br>
Going into that class with a decent grasp of ruby's syntax and features would probably be good.</div>
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I have 4 years experience as a developer. Mostly Mainframe technologies: COBOL, JCL, SQL. Also Visual C++. And MQ Series Middleware. I also did some re-platforming work with VB.NET.<br><br><br><br>
I also know Java, ASP.NET, some JSP, HTML but from coursework not job.<br><br><br><br>
I am working on my Masters in IS but kind of taking a break right now since i got laided off and my work was paying for my tuition. Most of the COBOL jobs out there want people with 10 years experience which I don't have (or they want VAX which is another Mainframe related thing which I don't know). Which is why I am wanting to add Ruby to my skills.<br><br><br><br>
I looked at some syntax online - some parts look Java like. I read that Ruby is sort of like Perl in syntax which I don't know.
 

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You should be good then. If you want to pick up or browse through a book on ruby, ISBN:0974514055 is what a lot of people recommend.
 

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Thanks! Well, I found out yesterday that I got into the program! WooHoo! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dancingbanana.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":nana:"> The woman said I was a good fit with my background.<br><br><br><br>
My bf bought me a Ruby book so I will get a head start and look at the code - since the program doesn't start for another month. You know what they say once you learn one programming language you can learn any programming language.
 
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