RoR, good for a beginner?

Hi every body!
I’m a French new user of RoR (thus, sorry for my english :slight_smile: ) and I
would like to know something.

I only made some simple web site with PHP, and I started RoR.
I’m pretty lost, and I don’t really know if everything can be made with
RoR, like a real e-commerce platform, mostly for a newbie who start from
0. (or a more powerful web application).
What should be the point of departure to learn to do it.
I saw some books for beginner, but they seems limited, and I don’t know
wich i have to buy.
What could you advise me, and how many time do I need to be able to make
e-commerce by myself.

Thanks a lot, and again, sorry for my english :wink:


I suggest for Ruby

Programming Ruby: The Pragmatic Programmers’ Guide
Beginning Ruby: From Novice to Professional

For rails

Agile Web D. with Rails (latest edition I think 3)

And also check


On Sat, Jan 9, 2010 at 11:04 PM, Sijo k g [email protected] wrote:

And also check

Ruby Programming Language

or the following link being that you’re native French speaker:


In addition to the above two links, I would recommend the following
resource for Rails:

This is usually in sync with the latest stable release of Rails. Last
but not least, Ryan B. screencasts are the best and can be viewed

On last word of advice, please do not try to learn everything in a day.
Just take your time to understand the concepts.

Good luck,