Re: New and starting with Ruby. Is that a good idea?
Originally Posted by JohnsCurry
Anyways, I'm just curious what everyone thinks about a beginner starting with Ruby.
It could be a good idea to avoid the beaten path (Java, C/C++, C#, Object-C) and go for something more exotic. I know some Computer Science programs start out with Lisp but that's mainly to shake up Freshmen with a previous programming background who are already set in their ways of thinking, and to level the playing field for those with less programming experience.
Still I do think you should know a more conventional language too.