Newbie: Looking for a good starting reference


#1

So I finally got everything up and running, and I’ve seen some “magical”
stuff in tutorials bragging how easy and wonderful Rails is (and I
believe
it, for the most part). What I need now is a reference, a site or a
book,
that respects that I know a thing or two about app development and
programming, but not necessarily anything about models, classes and
controllers. I want a conceptual walk through of the big terms I might
not
necessarily know, how they’re applied, and then into specifics about how
and
when I’d want to use them. Of course, I don’t have much money, so I’d
take
a website over a book, but it’s a little overwhelming… references I’ve
found range anywhere from very limited, narrow tutorials to way too
advanced, assuming you know more than I know stuff.

Any ideas?


#2

Have a look at http://www.pragmaticprogrammer.com/title/rails/

Get the 2nd edition pdf. Its the best intro to Rails out there.

Nic.

mausolos wrote:

So I finally got everything up and running, and I’ve seen some “magical”
stuff in tutorials bragging how easy and wonderful Rails is (and I
believe
it, for the most part). What I need now is a reference, a site or a
book,
that respects that I know a thing or two about app development and
programming, but not necessarily anything about models, classes and
controllers. I want a conceptual walk through of the big terms I might
not
necessarily know, how they’re applied, and then into specifics about how
and
when I’d want to use them. Of course, I don’t have much money, so I’d
take
a website over a book, but it’s a little overwhelming… references I’ve
found range anywhere from very limited, narrow tutorials to way too
advanced, assuming you know more than I know stuff.

Any ideas?


#3

On 18/05/06, Nick C. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Have a look at http://www.pragmaticprogrammer.com/title/rails/

Get the 2nd edition pdf. Its the best intro to Rails out there.

I don’t know about best.

It is very well written.
It is clear.
It is a good ‘sales’ book.
It is a good technical intro.

Certainly worth the price!

regards


Dave Pawson
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