Self introduction - rails newbie here saying hello

hey folks, I am a marketer adventuring into the realms of rails… so
I figured I should drop in with a hello to everyone and introduce
myself. I run a design & marketing company called Volcanic Marketing.
My main experience and knowledge is in the field of marketing. I
started out with designing websites, moved into putting together
multimedia CDs as well as flash development and then transited into
executive roles.

I’m using an e-commerce project as a test case for learning rails.
I’ve got the design ready to go. Just need to figure out how to
convert mock-ups into a live application.

Anyway, that’s me in a nutshell. Hello.

~ mel

Melvin R.
Volcanic Internet Marketing

You’re obviously a skilled marketer.

Welcome to the world of programming with Ruby and Ruby on Rails, it’s
fun. Get yourself a book!

mel ram wrote:

hey folks, I am a marketer adventuring into the realms of rails… so

~ mel

Melvin R.

hi mel, i go by gemblon.
i am a complete moron in rails,
and thank gawd we have yoda, i
mean, a guru named fred.

anyway, hi…

Hi gemblon,

Nice to meet ya.

~ mel

On Dec 26, 2:35 pm, “gemblon (t.b.)” <rails-mailing-l…@andreas-

Hi Ian,

Nice to meet ya. I got the Agile Web Dev w/ Rails book since it’s
written by David. I also have access to the Rails Cookbook via Safari
Bookshelf. I read a few chapters of Rails Up and Running but that
wasn’t helping as much so I returned that one.

Have you found any particular books to be really helpful for a total

~ mel

Hi Mel, welcome to the Ruby on Rails talk mailing list.

I found the Ruby for Rails: Ruby techniques for Rails developers very

There’s a few very knowledgeable people on here, like Phillip, Jeremy
Bala as well as myself who are willing to help out. Just ask a question
more often than not you’ll get a reply within the day (or sometimes
the hour!)


Anyway, that’s me in a nutshell. Hello.

~ mel

Greetings, Mel. I also used the AWDWR book. In fact, I bought the
hard copy + PDF and I continue to use the PDF as a reference.

Enjoy the ride!


P.S. Oh, do try to not confuse me with the Phillip that Ryan
mentioned. Whoever he is, I’m sure he’s much more knowledgeable than
I am.

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