What You Should Know Before Reading This Book - Developing Games With Ruby (2014)

Developing Games With Ruby (2014)

What You Should Know Before Reading This Book

As you can read on the cover, this book is “for those who write code for living”. It’s not a requirement, and you will most likely be able to understand everything even if you are a student or hobbyist, but this book will not teach you how to be a good programmer. If you want to learn that, start with timeless classic: The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master.

You should understand Ruby at least to some extent. There are plenty of books and resources covering that subject. Try Why’s Poignant Guide To Ruby or Eloquent Ruby. You can also learn it while reading this book. It shouldn’t be too hard, especially if you already write code for living. After all programming language is merely a tool, and when you learn one, others are relatively easy to switch to.

You should know how to use the command line. Basic knowledge of Git can also be handy.

You don’t have to know how to draw or compose music. We will use media that is available for free. However, knowledge of graphics and audio editing software won’t hurt.