In This Chapter
Discovering what Ruby and Python do
Checking out Ruby and Python code
Choosing a programming language to learn first
The sooner you start to code, the longer the program will take.
In this chapter you learn the basics of using languages such as Ruby and Python, you write some simple code, and you discover resources to learn more advanced Ruby and Python topics.
Ruby is a general-purpose programming language typically used for web development. The programming language makes it easy to create, update, store, and retrieve data in a database. For example, suppose you want to create a social networking website like Twitter. The content you ...