Newbie Question

What are some Great resources to get into Rails?
Keep in mind this is for someone that has little to no programming
experience.
So starting from scratch…

A little background is that I want to create a program for personal use
that uses Databases to store lots of information. They wopuld draw from
each other and work to help in large scale event planning and
management.

Any help is appreciated. Thank you!

I started from a very simple guide of Ruby in my mother tongue.

About Rails, this guide explains you the main elements:

http://guides.rubyonrails.org/getting_started.html

Next step, when I have an idea, I search in Google and I try to do it.

On 22 February 2013 05:25, JohnA [email protected] wrote:

What are some Great resources to get into Rails?
Keep in mind this is for someone that has little to no programming
experience.
So starting from scratch…

Work right through a good tutorial such as railstutorial.org which is
free to use online. Make sure that you install exactly the correct
version of rails for the tutorial (which should be Rails 3.n)
Most developers use Linux (Ubuntu for example) or Mac. I recommend
installing with rvm, I gather that rbenv is an alternative.
Also consider that to develop web applications you will eventually
need a good knowledge of html, css and javascript.

Colin

Start with Ruby itself. you need to understand the basics about
programming. This
bookhttp://www.amazon.com/Ruby-Programming-Language-David-Flanagan/dp/0596516177/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1361527125&sr=8-2&keywords=rubyis
awesome.

In parallel, you can study a little about databases, independent of
vendor
(MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle…) a little experience with SQL is
necessary.

After that, take a good Ruby on Rails
bookhttp://www.amazon.com/Rails-3-Action-Ryan-Bigg/dp/1935182277,
Ryan B. is maybe the coolest RoR writer, mainly for newbies like us.

With these books, you’ll be well guided to Web D. with Rails.

Ohhh, another tip is watch Railscasts from Ryan B… This guy comes
every
week with some awesome tutorials.

Q1. It looks that most convenient way of developing Rails Views is using
form helpers when developing forms and partials.

On the other hand one can develop much richer HTML5 pages/mockups using
WYSIWYG tools like CKEditor, Dojo/IBM Maqetta, etc.

How one can continue with Rails having already developed Web site
mockups?

Q2. Up to my findings, Ajax can be automatically fired using
:remote=>true but just in link_to and form_for helpers.

There are many other JavaScript client events when one needs Ajax to be
called. How to proceed with Ajax in that case, for example onClick
mouse/keyboard event?

Ruby guides is really great resource for RoR learning. But I can advise
you
www.codeschool.com also. They have fun course called “Rails for
Zombies”.
It’s little messy for the begginers, but it really helps me when I was
just
started RoR learning.

, 22 2013 ., 9:25:53 UTC+4 JohnA :

The Pragmatic Bookshelf | Agile Web D. with *Rails. *This
book
has everything to start with.

A1. If you have a mockup already you replicate most of the look and feel
by
pasting that in your erb file and replacing forms etc with their form
helper counterparts. The only issue to keep in mind, most of those
produce
less than optimal code, which means you may want to clean that up a bit.

A2. Rails comes with jQuery included by default (in later versions
anyways). You can simply bind events to the DOM with jQuery. Something
along the lines of:
$(’#someId).on(‘click’,function(){
yourfunction();
});
It’s really quite easy once you learn how.
http://api.jquery.com/category/events/

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