Rails2 Documetation


#1

Hello !

I started to learn the ruby on rails 2(!) and I have many problems with
documentation. I’m new in this, and I don’t know difference between 1x
and 2x versions of rails, oh , yes, I can see difference after seen
error messages in
firefox, removing this documentation, and adding this sites to
markedlist =)

I never seen the tutorial or 1 of 4 books (received from friend of
mine) is worked, after reading 50 pages I understand that is for old
version and does not works for me, tutorials does not works too. =(( I
killed much time for broken documentation. I know only one place where
documentation is actual is http://guides.rubyonrails.org/ , but it is
not enough for learning.

I looking for working(!) documentation for rails 2(!), and maybe any
advices how to search it and determine defference without diving to this
broken documentation.

Ok, I have question about associations. How to retrieve/send parameters
between the controllers without using the “hidden_fields” for html
forms?

Thanks.


#2

I have
Rails 2.3.2

I’ll buy this book today, and I like this tutorials that you adviced.
Thanks you. But I’d be happy see many more advices =))


#3

On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 9:03 PM, Sergio F. <
removed_email_address@domain.invalid> wrote:

Hello !

I started to learn the ruby on rails 2(!) and I have many problems with
documentation. I’m new in this, and I don’t know difference between 1x
and 2x versions of rails, oh , yes, I can see difference after seen
error messages in
firefox, removing this documentation, and adding this sites to
markedlist =)

This really depends on what version of Rails you have installed? In
general,
if you have questions and/or need information about the current version
of
Rails, I would recommend taking a look at the following:

http://api.rubyonrails.org

I never seen the tutorial or 1 of 4 books (received from friend of
mine) is worked, after reading 50 pages I understand that is for old
version and does not works for me, tutorials does not works too. =(( I
killed much time for broken documentation. I know only one place where
documentation is actual is http://guides.rubyonrails.org/ , but it is
not enough for learning.

First, I would highly recommend getting a good book. Thus, I would
recommend
getting a copy of “Agile Web D. with Rails 3rd” by Dave T.
et
al.
Next, if you’re working with Rails 2.3.2 in conjunction with the above
book,
I would
recommend taking a look at the following links:

http://guides.rubyonrails.org/2_3_release_notes.html
http://pragprog.wikidot.com/changes-in-rails-2-3


#4

It is really very good book, and links very helpful. Need to add link to
this forum to the FAQ. I think so =) It is very good start for novice


#5

Conrad T. removed_email_address@domain.invalid writes:

First, I would highly recommend getting a good book. Thus, I would
recommend getting a copy of “Agile Web D. with Rails 3rd”
by Dave T. et al.

Yes, this is indeed a good book. Just one con: it develops the
application before writing the tests. 3rd edition is also just
recently released, so the examples match recent rails version.

Next, if you’re working with Rails 2.3.2 in conjunction with the
above book, I would recommend taking a look at the following links:

http://guides.rubyonrails.org/2_3_release_notes.html
http://pragprog.wikidot.com/changes-in-rails-2-3

Thanks for these links.

Jarl