I’ve only been teaching myself how to code (Ruby) for a couple of months now. I have been trying to immerse myself in the culture by basting in podcasts like Code Newbie, Ruby Rogues, Remote Ruby, Command Line Heroes, and Compiler, amongst others. I know that I’m nowhere near employable at the moment, but I keep hearing folks say that they think they waited too long to start applying for jobs in the field.
How long does one wait? What sort of depth or breadth of knowledge does one need or want before you start to attempt to get a job?