Just started with RubyOnRails

Dear gentlemen/madams,

i am in need to develop a program that is supposed to use the web as
its primary support for user interface. It is supposed to be developed
in three tier: model, logic, view. I do enjoy programming and started
to develop it in ANSI C. But since i would like to keep focused on my
business stuff i decided to forget using C in favor of Ruby On Rails.

I would like to have access to something easy for using and
deploying ...

I have just visited the rubyonrails web site and download it for my
windows desktop. I should admit i am tottaly confused by this new
technology. Not because there is no documentation, but because of
excess of it.

In such context (rubyonrails): Where does it start (ruby)? Where does
it end? And about rails? Where is its begin/finish ? I am a total
beginner and knows nothing about the subject.

My application is supposed to be in web 2.0! Is rubyonrails+mysql a
good approach? Does anybody here use such?
I would like to use rubyonrails for deploying my web 2.0 web
application. Could some experienced developer here provide (based on
his/her own experience with rubyonrails) a carefull list on reading
tutorials for my learing period before i can reach my goal?

Thanks a lot for your time and cooperation.

Best regards.

hey, i'm a new ruby on rails developer too, having used php and
asp.net in the past for my server side web development, RoR was
definitely a new concept of development for me.

since you're using windows, if you haven't already, i'd suggest you
download and install instantrails, which is available at


it has everything you need to get up and running with RoR, including
Apache, Mysql, Mongrel, RoR framework and helper scripts, etc

once installed i'd suggest this tutorial for InstantRails


after you go through the tutorial (it took me several times and alot
of rereading and backtracking to understand everything) then you can
follow up by searching google for ruby on rails tutorials, you'll find
plenty, here is a link with several tutorials