Hi all, Michael Slater and I just posted our second episode of the
"LearningRails.com" podcast intended for new programmers aspiring to
learn and use Rails and for designers who need to work with Rails
This episode covers what happens when a user enters a URL in their
browser. We compare and contrast a little bit with static and PHP
based sites, then provide a gentle introduction to Rails Controllers,
Models, and Views. We define some Ruby terminology is a very simply
way to present some general concepts (Class, Object, Variable, etc).
For the experienced developers out there, please realize we are
trading precision in our descriptions and terminology in favor of a
simplified introduction that can give more new developers and web
designers a general conceptual model to start with. We intend to peel
away the onion over time and refine our audience's understanding. This
is not a heavy CS presentation by any stretch.
Big question is: What questions do folks encounter the most when new
practitioners quiz you on Ruby and Rails? What about when you work
with designers? Do you find there are topics that you wish the
designer knew a little more about so your collaboration was more
We'd love any feedback so we can make this a more useful resource to
all...and hopefully something that experienced developers can use to
point new folks at.