Unlike most of those who blog so eloquently about Ruby and Rails, my
day job is unrelated to computers. But let's face it, I'm obsessed.
What to do? Start a blog!
I apologize in advance for the name "Ruby Newbie" (http://
rubynewbie.jamesgagne.com/). It's hardly original, but I love it.
Here are the articles so far (7/15/07):
* Despite reading a gaggle of Ruby and Rails books, I still wasn't
entirely certain how code in models, controllers, and views interacted
with each other. What is their scope? Can a controller call a method
in a model? If so, how? -- you can't just call the method. Exactly
what goes in the model_helper.rb files? Is there a place to put
methods available anywhere in a Rails project? So I created a dummy
project to play around with. Here's the report and a copy of the
project you can download.
* Recommendations for books for the rank beginner to Ruby and Rails
* Where to learn more about Rake
* Generate local copies of RDoc documentation *you can find* for Ruby,
Rails, and gems. (To date, I haven't found a way to access all the
stuff installed with MacPorts.)
* Further investigations into the mysteries of "self" and why it
matters to beginners