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Getting Started

 [1/3] from: scot:ski2die at: 7-Feb-2002 9:51

Hi Folks, I've been watching this list and going through the ref manuals for a couple weeks. I'd like to know what some of you more experienced Rebol programmers would consider a good first five steps in jumping in. I've always learned languages to fulfill an application goal, then in the end realized that I missed some important fundamentals, so I don't want to do it with Rebol that way. Is there a "lesson" guide out there anywhere? Or at the very least a suggested plan of attack? Thanks, Scot

 [2/3] from: m:koopmans2:chello:nl at: 7-Feb-2002 20:09

Here is the way I learned it: 1) Get the official guide (the book) 2) Think of a sample app to tinker with 3) Get one or two moderate / complex examples from the script lib - a web server - rugby - RIM 4) Don't copy it if you think you can do it yourself 5) Keep asking here. People *will* answer Remember that REBOL is what you want it to be. I you can't do it, you just don't know how to do it yet (conceptually). It wil morph into whatever you'll shape it. Break the chains, make the change ;-) --Maarten

 [3/3] from: chalz:earthlink at: 10-Feb-2002 22:37

Part of Maarten's "it will morph" is also this: There are usually at least 3 ways to do anything in REBOL. That's not a joke. I'd been conversing with a friend at and he'd give me help when I was stumped. Usually at least 2 solutions, sometimes 5 to any given situation. REBOL is just totally wacky that way.