trip dragon wrote:
Is Rails a good place to start for a newb to the database world ??
I need to make a database that is searchable with multiple filters that
can be turned on and off at a moments notice kinda like java xhtml
I have not worked with php or mysql much more than basic scripts running
and website defaults. so I am new to the racket and want to pick
something that is robust and fast to implement and learn…
If so , what would be a good book to snag from the book store ??
Yes I think it’s an excellent place to start. Learning Rails was my
first foray into MySQL, but I’ve got my second app up and running using
the sometimes feared has_and_belongs_to_many associations (don’t worry
about knowing that yet).
hadn’t touched any lines of SQL. I think what makes Rails good for a
noob is that you can get something worthwhile up and running and then
examine it from the top down. For me anyway this worked out to be a
better learning method than starting with ‘hello world’ in other
languages I tried and got frustrated with slow progress.
Don’t get me wrong, sometimes I’ve wanted to bang my head against a wall
using rails too. Once I got off the scaffolds it wasn’t such a bright
picture. But slowly and more patiently I am learning enough that I feel
I can take on more with every app.
These people sure help, and so do the ones on IRC.