Announcing "Ruby Newbie," a new Ruby on Rails blog aimed at


#1

Unlike most of those who blog so eloquently about Ruby and Rails, my
day job is unrelated to computers. But let’s face it, I’m obsessed.
What to do? Start a blog!

I apologize in advance for the name “Ruby N.” (http://
rubynewbie.jamesgagne.com/). It’s hardly original, but I love it.

Here are the articles so far (7/15/07):

  • Despite reading a gaggle of Ruby and Rails books, I still wasn’t
    entirely certain how code in models, controllers, and views interacted
    with each other. What is their scope? Can a controller call a method
    in a model? If so, how? – you can’t just call the method. Exactly
    what goes in the model_helper.rb files? Is there a place to put
    methods available anywhere in a Rails project? So I created a dummy
    project to play around with. Here’s the report and a copy of the
    project you can download.

  • Recommendations for books for the rank beginner to Ruby and Rails

  • Where to learn more about Rake

  • Generate local copies of RDoc documentation you can find for Ruby,
    Rails, and gems. (To date, I haven’t found a way to access all the
    stuff installed with MacPorts.)

  • Further investigations into the mysteries of “self” and why it
    matters to beginners

—Jim Gagne—