I get a very it’s-turtles-all-the-way-down when I read articles like this. Maybe it’s frameworks (or gems) all the way down?
I like this! Also very timely as I’m about to have to learn Ruby for a job. Who’s doing the Python one? :)
The site author has told me that Python is on its way.
The whole soup to nuts approach here is interesting to read. I love attempts to make things easier for beginners, but some of the details here seem to be at odds with one another. Does a person who doesn’t have Ruby installed actually want to build a gem?
Seems rather like starting a recipe for frying an egg with instructions on how to install a stove. I love the idea of bridging the gap between the setup and the tutorial, but wonder if it’s possible to more clearly delineate “Hey I did everything up to this point three and a half years ago and it never crosses my mind in day-to-day development”
The purpose isn’t (just) to teach beginners. It’s to show other Rubyists exactly how I do things. There are five or six tools that help you install Ruby, and I’ve shown you the one I use.