Forum: Ruby on Rails can anyone please suggest me from where I need to start learning ruby on rails?

62f04197e6709ed7ca487d63d5e7ae2e?d=identicon&s=25 Ramamohan Raju (Guest)
on 2013-11-05 22:41
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Hello,
I am new to ruby on rails,
can anyone please suggest me from where I need to start learning ruby on
rails..?? and which IDE is preferred for this..??
Thank you..!!
5f94b9b346c2aa648a80bc259978e5bc?d=identicon&s=25 Colin Law (Guest)
on 2013-11-06 08:56
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On 4 November 2013 13:13, Ramamohan Raju <rammohan2419@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am new to ruby on rails,
> can anyone please suggest me from where I need to start learning ruby on
> rails..?? and which IDE is preferred for this..??
> Thank you..!!

My advice, as always, is to use Linux (eg ubuntu) or Mac, not Windows,
don't use an IDE (at least not until you are fully proficient with the
command line) and to start by working right through a good tutorial
such as railstutorial.org, which is free to use online.  Use a decent
editor with ruby syntax highlighting of course.

Colin
B991a51f912b4486b96f88dc13268db6?d=identicon&s=25 unknown (Guest)
on 2013-11-06 15:15
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Hi,

I suggest starting with
http://guides.rubyonrails.org/getting_started.html
and then railstutorial.org or others, because Getting Started with Rails
is
much shorter yet still demonstrates essential concepts. I'd suggest to
use
the editor or IDE that you're the most familiar with in order to
concentrate on learning one thing at a time.

Greg
0b666f951a8f3e6441893b056d0b4ed2?d=identicon&s=25 Ben Curren (Guest)
on 2013-11-07 15:24
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Hi,
Checkout Getting Started with Ruby on
Rails<http://www.skillsin.com/blog/?p=515>post with great pointers to
recommended tutorials.

Regards, Ben
99713a5ec23b5195250c9910eb13f01f?d=identicon&s=25 Jason Hsu, Rubyist (Guest)
on 2013-11-07 22:13
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My suggestions:
1.  Learn object-oriented programming in Python.  Python is easier to
install, learn, and read than Ruby, and it paved the way to learning
Ruby.
2.  Learn Ruby before learning Rails.  (tryruby.org provides a good
introduction.)  I know that the majority of other Rubyists will back me
up
on this.  Not knowing Ruby first makes Rails seem too much like
mysterious,
unexplainable black magic.  Having a passing familiarity with Ruby makes
Rails look somewhat less alien.
3.  Go through the Rails for Zombies tutorial at
http://railsforzombies.org/ .  It gives you a good introduction to what
Ruby on Rails can do, and it doesn't require installing Ruby on Rails.
4.  Go through railstutorial.org .  At least get through the first 7
chapters.
5.  Start a good project that makes use of Ruby on Rails.  For me, these
projects were Bargain Stock Funds (http://www.bargainstockfunds.com) and
Doppler Value Investing (http://www.dopplervalueinvesting.com).  I just
don't get that engaged from merely going through tutorials.
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