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C49140f509c92ecebac828a6461fecb2?d=identicon&s=25 Dave (Guest)
on 2007-02-16 16:36
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Hey guys!  I've been hearing so much about how great this RoR stuff is
that I've decided to put some effort into learning it, but I'm having
a problem.  I've been trying for about two weeks now to just get going
with it but I'm not having much luck.  What I'm specifically trying to
do is install and get running the latest versions of rails, ruby,
mongrel and apache on a Debian 4.0 system and learn how to start
developing web based applications with it.  So, pretty much
everything.  :)  Does anyone know where I can find some online
tutorials or know of some good books I can buy that will help me with
this stuff?  I'd really appreciate any help anyone can offer.  Thanks!
Dave
6d57db44c5a4e0721cc7f78cf0ce308a?d=identicon&s=25 Stephen Bartholomew (steveb)
on 2007-02-16 16:41
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All together now: 1, 2, 3

"Agile Web Development with Rails 2nd Ed"

This is the standard book to get you started and take you to a good
level of understanding and ability with Rails - it should be (and
probably is) on even the most seasoned rails developers' book shelves:

http://www.pragmaticprogrammer.com/titles/rails/index.html

or from amazon:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Agile-Development-Rails-Pr...

Enjoy!

Steve
C49140f509c92ecebac828a6461fecb2?d=identicon&s=25 Dave (Guest)
on 2007-02-16 16:47
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Thanks!  I'll definitely get that.
Dave
B09a3f6cdc4797532647d2d264b5df49?d=identicon&s=25 Jodi Showers (jshow)
on 2007-02-16 16:48
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On 16-Feb-07, at 10:40 AM, Steve Bartholomew wrote:

>
> or from amazon:
>
> http://www.amazon.co.uk/Agile-Development-Rails-Pragmatic-
> Programmers/dp/0977616630/sr=8-1/qid=1171640364/
> ref=pd_ka_1/203-2562284-3587166?ie=UTF8&s=books
>
> Enjoy!
>
> Steve

good one steve. slammed that topic but good!

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Jodi

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4a79f6a97e31b1d13b239e7f52187674?d=identicon&s=25 Joon You (joonee)
on 2007-02-16 16:48
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If you're just starting out, my recommendation is to read Why's
Poignant Guide to Ruby first.  It's free!  After that, try Lynda.com's
Essential Ruby on Rails.  It's alot better than reading a book.  You
can read me review at http://www.rubyhead.com/2007/01/19/ror-video-
courses-lynda-vs-vtc/ which compares Lynda and VTC.

Good luck.
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