Clinton Montague

Developer, learner of things, functional programming enthusiast, hacker, and all round inquisitor.

The first language switch: Week 2 – Io

June 19, 2011

What I’ve learnt / haven’t learnt about Ruby Well, there’s still a hell of a lot to learn about Ruby, but I feel that I now have enough of a grounding in it to start to know what I don’t know. I do know the basic structure of the language, how to read it, and […]

Reflections on a week with Ruby

June 18, 2011

Well, my date with Ruby is almost over. Tomorrow, the 7 languages in 7 weeks study group moves onto Io. I’ll tell you what though, I’ve learnt more about Ruby, it’s syntax, and how it generally feels to use in the last couple of days than I had done while attempting to learn it before. […]

7 languages in 7 weeks

I have been very lucky in two respects over the last couple of days. Firstly, I had a book recommended to my called 7 languages in 7 weeks. The basic idea is that you’re taken through seven different programming languages in seven weeks. The author skips over things like how to install the environment, what […]