Learning Ruby and rails

Hello

So i am trying to learn Ruby and Rails. My biggest problem right now
is my platform.

Any good setup for ruby on rails for windows? or would it just be
easier to put unix/lynics on my computer.

My other question is about learning Rails. I have a couple of books,
but I am looking for a college class or some videos.

If these questions have already been answered, please just post me the
link.

Thank you

Jeff

On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 4:01 PM, Jeff K. [email protected] wrote:

start here you will find answer to both questions
http://ruby.railstutorial.org/ruby-on-rails-tutorial-book?version=3.2

I also recently learned Rails and Ruby. I’ll share my experience.

In the beginning I started with Windows. I never had extensive
experience
with Linux. I used the Rails Installer and, generally speaking,
everything
worked as expected. It was, however, painfully slow. I have a powerful
machine, which made no difference.

Using the generators, running tests, etc… generally speaking, most
things
that ran on the command line would do so at a slow speed. It’s
manageable,
but it becomes quickly painful, especially if you plan to do test driven
development.

If your environment is Windows, try it out and see how it feels. If it
starts to hurt, switch to Linux like I have.

Another advantage to using Linux besides speed is a decent terminal. The
windows one is awful. Console 2 goes some way to help, but still falls
short of what’s available on Linux.

I have been using http://www.railsinstaller.org/ to install all of the
necessary components on my Windows 7 machine. There are some minor
differences between developing on Windows, and Mac/Linux. For me the
biggest difference is the command line, and support for some gems.

Developing on Windows has come a long way in the past year, and I’m sure
it
will continue to improve.

My favorite editor lately is redcar http://redcareditor.com/

I saw another way to learn RoR (or other language)
http://www.codesonic.com/

Take a look, I think I’m going to subscribe :slight_smile:

Have fun!
++++

here is a good overview by the friendly people at nettuts

http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/ruby/the-intro-to-rails-screencast-i-wish-i-had/

Hi!

You can take a tour here : http://railscasts.com (for screencasts)

The link given by Noel is really good!

I work with windows XP (Win7 is to slow on my PC…) and Aptana Studio.
Linux is not needed
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Jeff K. wrote in post #1047104:

Hello

So i am trying to learn Ruby and Rails. My biggest problem right now
is my platform.

Any good setup for ruby on rails for windows? or would it just be
easier to put unix/lynics on my computer.

My other question is about learning Rails. I have a couple of books,
but I am looking for a college class or some videos.

If these questions have already been answered, please just post me the
link.

Thank you

Jeff

Have you tried Googling Rails? I need to do that myself. I’m curious
to know what kind of video tutorials they have out there.

Cheers,
Rory Glenn Pascua

Jeff, maybe some other folks have had better luck with windows, but I
did not. I switched to Fedora 16 on an old laptop and have been very
happy.
RVM is a Godsend. And I can tell you every rails person I know says
embrace the command line. Get Vim for an editor, etc.

Lynda.com has some a pretty good video series, but only through Rails
3.0.1
If you want to find out how to do cool things I would totally
recommend Ryan B. site: RailsCasts.com

But read some rails books or do the Lynda.com thing first, you will
get more out of it that way.

Lemme know if you need help with Fedora.

SC

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