Learning to Build

“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem.  We all have 24 hour days.”

– Zig Ziglar (Week 3 / Day 2)

Christina Cacioppo’s Build Products post inspired me to continue with my journey of learning to program. I’ve earned a Master of Science in Information Science and spent years hacking in everything from C to Visual Basic, but I’ve never really got comfortable with anything.

That’s why I’m starting to learn Ruby and continue my journey  After reading a number of opinions about which forward-looking, well-documented language to learn.  It seems like there are a lot of positive things about Ruby, Python, Objective-C, or Javascript.  I’ve decided to choose Ruby because I have access to a few experienced Ruby users, who could help me in my journey.

Last night, I just started working through a Ruby tutorial in Terminal.  It’s always exciting when you’re starting a new goal, but learning to code can’t just be a hobby.  It needs to become a daily habit, something I look forward to on a daily basis, to create an actual product that achieves my goals of working, solving problems, and is relatively bug free.

Tonight, after my son goes to bed, I’m planning to sit down and start a new habit of learning to build.