"Hands on with Ruby on Rails"


#1

Computerworld.com has just posted a piece I’ve been working on (on and
off over a few months) about learning Ruby on Rails. It’s pretty basic
and is meant for people new to the framework. It also includes a listing
of resources. You can see it at

http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9025299


#2

Nice! I especially like the division in chapters. Most notably the
‘Why’ chapter. Sometimes it is kinda hard to explain to people.


#3

Bookmarked for reading tomorrow.

Congrats on the article mate


#4

Hi Sharon,

Sharon wrote:

Computerworld.com has just posted a piece I’ve been working on (on and
off over a few months) about learning Ruby on Rails. It’s pretty basic
and is meant for people new to the framework. It also includes a listing
of resources.

Nice job!

A couple of things did jump out at me. On page 2, after introducing
Instant
Rails, you say " Installing RoR on a Linux machine is a bit more
manual."
There are packages for both Linux and OSX that are very similar to
Instant
Rails: Live CD and Locomotive. I also noticed that your resources
section
didn’t mention two that most of us consider essential: “Agile Web
Development with Rails” and “Programming Ruby.” If the processes at
Computerworld allow updates after publication, I’d recommend those.

In any event, welcome aboard!

Best regards,
Bill