TOTAL noobie

If I were wanting to pursue a career in programming using Ruby on Rails,
could someone take a minute and jot down a few suggestions for HOW a
non-programmer might most successfully begin in this
language/environment?

Are there books, websites, and/or podcasts that would make a good
introduction for the complete first-time programmer?

Thanks.

Matt H. wrote:

If I were wanting to pursue a career in programming using Ruby on Rails,
could someone take a minute and jot down a few suggestions for HOW a
non-programmer might most successfully begin in this
language/environment?

Are there books, websites, and/or podcasts that would make a good
introduction for the complete first-time programmer?

Thanks.

Just like anything else, if you want to because a RoR programmer you
have to read as much as you can and start by doing some example
applications. I have been programming in RoR for only about 3 months,
but programming in general for ~6 years. I got my job programming in RoR
not knowing anything about the language. The learning curve is pretty
steep, but it’s real fun once you get going with it.

The books that I have found the most helpful are:

Build Your Own Ruby On Rails Web Applications by Patrick Lenz

Ruby For Rails by David Black

I have also found these references:

http://blog.invisible.ch/files/rails-reference-1.1.html

http://www.tutorialspoint.com/ruby-on-rails/rails-quick-guide.htm

http://www.ahoyhere.com/

http://blog.nanorails.com/pages/rails-1-1-cheat-sheet

Shandy N.
Polk Majestic Travel Group
http://www.polkmajestic.com

Just like anything else, if you want to because a RoR programmer you
have to read as much as you can and start by doing some example
applications. I have been programming in RoR for only about 3 months,
but programming in general for ~6 years. I got my job programming in RoR
not knowing anything about the language. The learning curve is pretty
steep, but it’s real fun once you get going with it.

The books that I have found the most helpful are:

Build Your Own Ruby On Rails Web Applications by Patrick Lenz

Ruby For Rails by David Black

I have also found these references:

http://blog.invisible.ch/files/rails-reference-1.1.html

http://www.tutorialspoint.com/ruby-on-rails/rails-quick-guide.htm

http://www.ahoyhere.com/

http://blog.nanorails.com/pages/rails-1-1-cheat-sheet

Shandy N.
Polk Majestic Travel Group
http://www.polkmajestic.com

Shandy,
Thank you so much. I appreciate the info. I’m going to dive into it all
right away.
Matt

If you’re a non-programmer, first pick up Chris P.'s “How to
Program.” It uses Ruby to teach you the basics. Then you may want to
step into something like the other suggested material…

–Jeremy

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