can anyone please suggest me from where I need to start learning ruby on rails..??

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…!!

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

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

Hi,

Checkout Getting Started with Ruby on Rails post with great pointers to recommended tutorials.

Regards, Ben

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.