Beginner on RoR

Hello there dear Ruby on Rails experts.

I decided to dive into the world of web development and Ruby on Rails
is my cutting-edge choice for developing and deploying webapps.

Unfortunately i can not find any book to help and guide me through the
language with examples and projects written in simple words.
So far what i've found online are websites that praise RoR , which is
fine by me, and blogs or wikies that address the mid level user who is
switching from a different language and therefore have a basic
background of programming (c++, java, ruby, visual basic or any other
object or non object oriented language)

What about those who have no background?
I bought two books already but they require some knowledge of
programming and after some point it gets complicated.

Any help would be a plain miracle because i really want to learn the
language!

Michael Hartl's book[1] has a section that addresses just this topic,
in addition to being a good RoR tutorial itself.

[1] http://railstutorial.org/book#sec:comments_for_various_readers

Since I'm a Rails newcomer (coming from Java/C++), I iterated lots of
tutorials already, what Brian posted seems good though I haven't
explored it thoroughly.

http://guides.rubyonrails.org/getting_started.html was very useful for
me
Watching http://railscasts.com/ was very useful for me
Reading this group is very useful for me (:
Talking with guys at #rvm, etc..

Just be sure to pick something recent because it can be quite
frustrating to do stuff by the book which applies for the old version
and doesn't work with the new one.
Drop me a line if you need more newbie help (:

Martin

Hello there dear Ruby on Rails experts.

I decided to dive into the world of web development and Ruby on Rails

is my cutting-edge choice for developing and deploying webapps.

Unfortunately i can not find any book to help and guide me through the

language with examples and projects written in simple words.

So far what i’ve found online are websites that praise RoR , which is

fine by me, and blogs or wikies that address the mid level user who is

switching from a different language and therefore have a basic

background of programming (c++, java, ruby, visual basic or any other

object or non object oriented language)

What about those who have no background?

I bought two books already but they require some knowledge of

programming and after some point it gets complicated.

I personally found “Learn to Program”, “Programming Ruby” & “Agile Web Development with Rails” from http://www.pragprog.com along with the excellent http://railstutorial.org to be some of the best resources around if you are new to programming.

“Learn to Program” is worth working through if you have never used Object Oriented programming before, even if you have some experience with non OO programming. A lot of the concepts I found not explained elsewhere are clearly shown in this book.

“Programming Ruby” is a very handy reference to have, as Rails is written in ruby.

“Agile Web Development with Rails” has given me enough to want to use and learn Rails.

Also, http://railsapi.com/ has downloadable API Documentation for when you are not connected to the net and need to find out how something works.

After that, nothing beats just sitting down and trying it out!

HTH

Any help would be a plain miracle because i really want to learn the

language!

I was in a similar boat, just dabbled before, never really seriously tried to sit down and learn.