Starting Seven Languages in Seven Weeks - Week 1

Exercise the Brain! Last week I made the committed to Start Seven Languages in Seven Weeks, by Bruce A. Tate. The book covers Ruby, Io, Prolog, Scala, Erlang, Clojure, Haskell. I’m hoping by me blogging about my progress it will help keep me consistently focused on the task at hand, learning NEW languages and completing this book! I have a lot of blog ideas that are currently in the mix, BUT have to stay focused.

I fell a bit short last week as I wanted to complete the first two chapters in the book. I’m on Day 3 of Chapter two. I also wanted run through all the samples using irb but for some reason irb is not setup properly. At this point, I’m going to install RVM ( Ruby Version Manager ) then register my ruby installs with rvm. I might need to reinstall Ruby altogether. Hope not.

What have I accomplished after week one?

  1. Wrote two new Rake tasks using Ruby for my Octopress Rakefile
  2. Completed RubyMonk Chapters 00-06 with Problems
  3. Completed Book Chapter 1 & 2

I have some catching up to do this week.