New to RoR. Where to begin?

I’m doing contract work for a company whose site is developed in RoR.
I have never used RoR but do have years of experience with html, etc.
via GUI based software like Dreamweaver. What is the best way to get
started with RoR?

lynda.com? – this is a paid subscription site, but has helpful
screencasts for starting out.

guides.rubyonrails.org
api.rubyonrails.org
railscasts.com

I’d highly recommend studying Ruby as well. You can use Rails without
really knowing Ruby too well, but the more you know the easier it is.

http://poignantguide.net/ruby/ – this doesn’t seem to be loading for
me, but if you can find a copy of Why’s (Poignant) Guide to Ruby
somewhere else it’s a helpful starting point.
http://www.ruby-doc.org/docs/ProgrammingRuby/
http://www.ruby-doc.org/

You should probably also study HTML, if all you’ve ever used is a GUI
to generate it.

I don’t envy you your learning curve.

sax wrote:

lynda.com? – this is a paid subscription site, but has helpful
screencasts for starting out.

guides.rubyonrails.org
api.rubyonrails.org
railscasts.com

I’d highly recommend studying Ruby as well. You can use Rails without
really knowing Ruby too well, but the more you know the easier it is.

http://poignantguide.net/ruby/ – this doesn’t seem to be loading for
me, but if you can find a copy of Why’s (Poignant) Guide to Ruby
somewhere else it’s a helpful starting point.

Umm. That’s no loading for anyone. _why is no more… Look for the why
mirror at GitHub.

http://www.ruby-doc.org/docs/ProgrammingRuby/
http://www.ruby-doc.org/

Here’s a good place to start. Look over these guides to figure out of
you up for the challenge.:
http://guides.rubyonrails.org/

You should probably also study HTML, if all you’ve ever used is a GUI
to generate it.

+1

I don’t envy you your learning curve.

+1

And here’s hoping you haven’t bitten off more than you can chew.

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