Read Some Books
This is probably the best book to start with if you are really rusty (which also includes plain ol’ new as well). Personally, I found the book a bit tedious and I didn’t quite finish.
Did I mention that it’s free?
I haven’t actually read this one yet, but it’s on my list. I have however heard Nicholas C. Zakas speak and from that I suspect that the content will be excellent.
Staying in Touch
The weekly podcast and its associated newsletter have been excellent. Highly recommended.
On the Interwebz
Start with Elijah Manor. Aside from just being a good guy, Elijah is a perpetual fountain of information. So, you’ll want to follow him on Twitter. Caveat: Following Elijah is drinking from a firehouse.
I also recommend:
I’m sure there are many other resources. Please add additional ones in the comments.
Prototypes, not classes
Don’t confuse the language and the environment
Leverage the natural strengths
Each of these concepts deserves a post (or more) on their own, so I won’t go into details.
- It’s likely that you’ll encounter many new concepts just learning the language.
- Sometimes it’s difficult to discern between a language feature and a framework feature.
What else can you add?
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10-29-2011 11:56 PM