Ruby on Rails for Beginners

Every now and then I see people asking about the best way to learn
Checkout Getting Started with Ruby on
Rails with
several recommended Ruby tutorials.

Regards, Ben

The 06/11/13, Ben Curren wrote:

Every now and then I see people asking about the best way to learn Ruby…
Checkout [1]Getting Started with Ruby on Railswith several recommended
Ruby tutorials.

The mailing list archives are plenty of such requests. ,-)

Nicolas Sebrecht

I didn’t come from a programming background and only had a very basic
understanding of concepts such as objects, method, etc. I personally
these 3 resources and would strongly recommend them:

  • Codecademy to get started with Ruby
  • Codeschool to learn Rails and dig deeper into Ruby. I subscribed to
    get access to all the videos. It’s $25/month and totally worth it if
    serious about learning Web D… They have tutorials on: Ruby,
    Rails, Git, Javascript, HTML/CSS, etc.
  • Once I felt I had the basics covered, I went through Hartl’s
  • Then I went back to codeschool to review some concepts that weren’t
    all that clear to me (e.g. testing with Rspec)

That’s all I needed, these 3 resources and it worked for me. Hope this
helps your friends :slight_smile:

On Nov 8, 2013, at 11:43 AM, Matt B. [email protected] wrote:

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I just finished reading Design Patterns in Ruby, but Russ Olsen. I
highly recommend it for people who want to learn programming, as opposed
to just learning Rails.

Another good book is Ruby for Rails, which is about Ruby mostly, in the
context of using Rails.

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