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  1. Thanks for your video. I just started working with ruby ( + rails) and your videos are very helpful for beginners.

  2. Hi,
    I actually like your tutorials, very concrete and clear.
    Here are some suggestions:

    - Regarding the tutorials topics, it will be very very interesting if you can make something about meta-programming with Ruby, and if you can go deep on that technique it will be awesome (also as another option in the poll).
    - Please don’t say “Hello Everyone!!!” too loud, I think its good to greet and that stuff, I just suggest you not to do it in that way, please.

    And as a question regarding the ‘donation’:
    - Why are you requesting that much!?!?

    Thanks in advance.

  3. I forgot to do another observation for your tutorials:

    You explain very well the concepts and everything but you write and erase, write and erase all.
    Dedicating just some time to make “a program” (complexity will depend on the topic) to illustrate what you’re talking about will be an easier way to learn a programming language, I mean, you learn from reading code and comprehending what’s happening, not just by writing and erasing at the moment. This will help you to plan the tutorial in a better way than improvising examples.
    I hope this observation can help.

    Thanks in advance.

  4. Hey dude. I just wanted to tell you thanks for the vids. They helped more than you know in learning Ruby. I recently started making the switch to Ruby on Rails from PHP, but I found myself dumbfounded when I couldn’t actually write code to make things happen. So I found your tutorials and learned the basics of the language rather easily. Anyway, thanks again and I’ll try to help spread the word!

    Also, I’m sure you know about this but I’d consider using Google AdSense on your website to help support it. Just a thought. Thanks for the vids!

  5. mathspeedy permalink

    You rock !! :P

  6. Hello this is Kenny(Xarver). :)
    I know Python and took a look at ruby for some fun.
    I really like your style of teaching and am going to follow all of your tutorials and become a ruby guru maybe. ;)

    The only complaint I have is popularity.
    Maybe before you make new tutorials you could pay for advertising your videos on youtube. You could get more views and more donations that way.

    I cannot donate unfortunately, as I have no money and no paypal account and am too young to own one.

    My Twitter is Xarver http://twitter.com/Xarver and I followed you and that is all I have to say.

    And Linux rocks! I use Mandriva 2009.1 w/ KDE4.3 8-)

  7. Mark permalink

    I am just learning Ruby, and this is a great tutorial

    one little thing though, if you can put up a code section or zipped file with some of the sample code you mentioned on your video

  8. Brando permalink

    Just wanted to say that your tutorials have been awesome thus far. I have next to no experience in programming, so I’ve taken to learning Ruby because I had a wonderful idea for a program, but I didn’t want to bother anyone with my ideas. My plan is to go it alone from start to finish so your tutorials have valuable to me in my endeavors. Thanks and keep up the good work.

  9. Tyler,
    I’ve enjoyed the tutorials…I’ve just finished through Tutorial #9 Part 2 tonight. I’ve been wanting to learn Ruby and have decided to use a multitude of sources to do that…books, etc…but I’ve found that the comments that you make to explain the points pretty helpful. Especially, the examples that you give when you type up what you’re teaching on. I’ve been able to follow along either using the irb or Scite with what you’ve been teaching on to give me some hands on experience and that has helped me grasp things a bit better to. So, thanks for stepping out here and doing this.

  10. Camal permalink

    Hey,
    i really like your tutorials. The Ruby videos teached me the basics :D
    Thanks for your effort.

    Greets from germany!

  11. Top ten reasons why your videos are better than the rest:

    10. The text on your screen is readable
    9. Your videos are consistent throughout the series
    8. The sound volume and quality is perfect
    7. You get the point of each lesson across
    6. After watching the videos, ruby is clearer not more confusing.
    5. You teach with style
    4. Your videos are in (american) English
    3. You teach exactly what I need/want to learn
    2. The video series is actually complete!
    1. Your videos just rock!

    One thing that is good about learning by video as opposed to reading a book, is that you get to hear how the programming language is spoken. Hearing you read your code out loud makes it easier for me to understand how the code is supposed to be read. Also, many other sources out there fail at clearly explaining the syntax used in ruby such as the [ and { and | marks. Having little programming experience, the syntax previously seemed very confusing. Thank you for taking the time to properly explain such things.

  12. Martin permalink

    Wow, this is great.
    I watched through all the videos in a row. I have wanted to learn ruby for some time now, but haven’t found so good materials yet. As a person who has been in the programming industry for more than 10 years, I was bit afraid that these videos are going to be like slow and boring. But they were not! I think these videos are understandable for a beginner in programming but not boring for a professional. How did you manage that? I think you have a gift. So anyway I got the basics I need to be able to dig deeper from here, thank you!

    One thing that could be useful is a comparison between ruby and php since many people come to ruby from php background.

    Regards,
    Martin

  13. I liked your tutorials very much, helped me solidify what I already knew and thought me a bunch of new stuff. I’ll try to recommend your tutorials to some friends, because they are just plain awesome :)

  14. Jesse Del Greco permalink

    I have looked at a ton of ruby books, tutorials, and videos, but nothing I have seen has been even close to your series. I only have a few recomendations.

    The first is to provide the files you work with so on the more complex examples we can know we have it right.

    The second is more of my personal preference. I use Ubuntu 10.04 with Scite as my editor. I think Scite could help you with your tutorials because you can write the program and run / test it in the same window.

    The third is I would really really like to see you expand the programming with ruby series. I really loved it but I am interested in more complex parts of the language now. You might even consider making a new series called “Advanced Ruby Programming”.

    That’s just my opinion, I know it takes a lot of work to do these videos, thank you for doing them.

    • :) I’m glad you liked the videos!

      As for the code, it’s all already on the Man With Code website… Do you mean you want a zip file of it all or something?

      Thanks for the Scite tip, it’s been a while since I’ve used it, I’ll have to check it out again!

      I’ve been considering an advanced Ruby series for a while now, no promises for if/when they’ll come out, but I’m glad to see that someone is interested!

  15. Paolo permalink

    This videos are just great! keep up the good work!
    Saludos.

  16. Hey Tyler, I’ve been enjoying your videos.
    As an old coder who’s worked in everything from APL to COBOL to ASM to C, Perl and Java — naturally I really take to Ruby. It cleans up a lot of what I hated about Java and C++, and as a Perl guy, I feel lilke I can get meaningful work done with it.

    I’m going to check out your series on games next. I’m also going to see if you’ve got anything on web programming as that’s my next project.

    Keep up the good work. I appreciate it.
    Old dog

    • Thanks! I’m glad you like ‘em! :)

      I hope you enjoy the games series! If there’s anything I can improve, or if there’s anything you need help with, don’t hesitate to email me.

      As for web programming, I’ve never gotten completely “serious” with web development, I’ve made some small things here and there, mostly with Sinatra (which is pretty awesome, check it out if you haven’t already), but never anything terribly useful, and never anything that’s been deployed out in the wild. I’d like to get there though, as web development has always fascinated me (HTML and JavaScript originally got me into programming). So maybe one day this site will see a web development tutorial.

  17. Ryan permalink

    Hello Tyler. Thank you for the very helpful tutorials. This is my third series of tutorials that I have gone through on Ruby. I think it helps to hear different takes on and interpretations of the language. It helps me to better understand it all at least. I hope that you do make an advanced Ruby tutorial somewhere down the road. I would definitely come back and check it out. :)

    Thank you again.

  18. great tutorial series.

    can Ruby be used to make iPhone apps?

    thanks

    • Yes and no. It’s technically possible to make iPhone apps with Ruby, the only problem is that since Ruby is a interpreted language, odds are better than good that any apps you make will run much slower than a native C or Objective-C app. I’d advise against using Ruby, but if you still want to, by all means go for it! :)

  19. Jeff permalink

    Really good videos thank you!

  20. Leah permalink

    Thanks for the videos. They were extremely helpful to me. I was having a hard time getting from the very basics of ruby programing to actually being able to use it until I came across your videos. Thanks a lot and I look forward to seeing more.

  21. David Heit permalink

    I am very happy I found your site!
    Any chance you accept PayPal?
    Thanks Dave

    • I do accept PayPal! :) The donate link on the website is powered by PayPal.

  22. kevin permalink

    Hi Tyler,
    I enjoyed your videos and it really gave me a good basic foundation to learning Ruby much better than a lot of books I read. Thanks for the effort. I would hope to have the next series about using Ruby for internet networking purposes as I am working on this project right now and also Ruby with Java.
    Thanks for your fine work.
    Cheers,
    Kevin

  23. kashinatha permalink

    its very good tutorial for beginner.
    but need few more examples to explain more
    like parse a file, serach for string in files etc

  24. kaushik permalink

    ur videos r really usefull for beginners
    hope u create more