My colleague Christopher Haupt and I have put together a podcast to
help bring new users to Ruby on Rails. We're aiming at web designers
and developers with limited programming experience and hope to teach
them, over the course of about 10 episodes, all the key concepts and
terminology they need to know to start working with Rails.
Unlike the existing Rails podcasts, this is more of a tutorial, and
it's aimed at people who don't yet use Rails. There's a lot of people
out there who could really benefit from using Rails but are put off by
the learning curve; we hope to help them get over this hump.
If you're new to Rails, check out the podcast at www.LearningRails.com
and let me know if you found it helpful. You can also find it on
iTunes; just search for "Learning Rails". The first episode is about
I'd like to know if there are spots where people are getting lost or
confused. We're working on the second episode now, and it will be out
early next week.
For those of you who are already comfortable developing with Rails,
you probably won't find much of value in the podcast, but if you get a
chance to check it out and let me know how we're doing, that would be
great. If you have friends who keep asking about what this Rails thing
is, here's something you can point them to. (Christopher and I are
also working on another project, BuildingWebApps.com, that will be a
more advanced resource for Rails developers.)
I'd appreciate anything you can do to help spread the word. If you're
involved in a web developer community, perhaps you could let them know
about the podcast.