Where to get started with RoR?

I am new to Ruby and therefore new to Ruby on Rails. I am interested
in working with RoR, but I am wondering whats the best way to get
started? I have seen plenty of tutorials and screencasts posted, but I
haven’t found some sort of guide as to how to get started, such as

Step 1, read this pdf
Step 2, try this tutorial, etc.

Thanks for the advice, in advance!

On Jan 9, 2007, at 7:49 PM, cdvr wrote:

Step 1, read this pdf

Long: Agile Web D. with Rails
Short: Ruby on Rails: Up and Running

Both of these are available in both PDF and dead tree form.

Also worth reading: Ruby for Rails

I do not believe this one is available in PDF form, but I might be
wrong.

Of note, since Rails evolves fairly rapidly, and older books talk to
older releases. The second edition of AWDwR is the only one that’s
current with 1.2, and I’m guessing only the PDF will be completely
current by the time 1.2 actually comes out.

-faisal

Hi –

On Sat, 13 Jan 2007, Faisal N Jawdat wrote:

I do not believe this one is available in PDF form, but I might be
wrong.

There is a PDF. You can get it from the publisher, Manning, and I
believe it’s included if you order the paper version from them.

Of note, since Rails evolves fairly rapidly, and older books talk to
older releases. The second edition of AWDwR is the only one that’s
current with 1.2, and I’m guessing only the PDF will be completely
current by the time 1.2 actually comes out.

Luckily for “Ruby for Rails”, Ruby evolves pretty slowly :slight_smile: The main
focus there is on the Ruby language, as it pertains to Rails
development, and I don’t think anything I talk about has changed
significantly between 1.8.4 and 1.8.5. I think all of the Rails
examples are upwardly compatible with 1.2, though you may see things
like @content_for_layout instead of yield.

David


Q. What is THE Ruby book for Rails developers?
A. RUBY FOR RAILS by David A. Black (http://www.manning.com/black)
(See what readers are saying! http://www.rubypal.com/r4rrevs.pdf)
Q. Where can I get Ruby/Rails on-site training, consulting, coaching?
A. Ruby Power and Light, LLC (http://www.rubypal.com)

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