Experimentation: One of the most fulfilling things about programming is that you can turn your dreams into reality. The amount of skill you need varies with your dreams, but generally if you want to develop a certain type of application or service, you can give it a try.
Most software comes from necessity or a dream, so keeping your eyes and ears open for things you might want to develop is important. It’s even more important when you first get practical knowledge of a new language, as you are while reading this book. If an idea crosses your mind, break it down into the smallest components that you can represent as Ruby classes and see if you can put together the building blocks with the Ruby you’ve learned so far. Your programming skills can only improve with practice.