We will be using Blackboard to post grades and for the class discussion board, and also for instructor to class emails so make sure you have access to whatever email address the Univesity has on record for you. All questions you have regarding material in class or assignments should be posted to the discussion board which you should all check regularly. Generaly, I will only respond to these questions on the discussion board rather than individually by email, but you may email me to draw my attention to a particular thread if it is not getting resolved.
- Requesting a UNIX account from UTCS You'll need a UNIX account for this course.
Online resources for Ruby include:
- The Official Ruby Homepage
- The Official Ruby-On-Rails Homepage, The API docs are quite useful.
- Ruby From Other Languages, Compares Ruby to C++, Java, Python, Perl etc
- Facts for Ruby newcomers, A useful list of Ruby idioms and gotchas.
- Ruby Quick Reference
- Programming Ruby, the canonical Ruby book (this is the first edition)
- The Ruby Application Archive (RAA), an online repository of Ruby libraries and software.
- RubyForge, another online repository of Ruby libraries and software, modeled after SourceForge.
- The ruby-talk Mailing List, a fairly high-traffic list that serves the general Ruby community.