New to ROR

Hi

I am new to computer programming wanting to learn ROR. Few questions
that I have

1.Is it necessary to learn java before I learn ROR
2.Which stable version of ruby,gems and rails that I need to install,
I use ubuntu 10.04

thanks in advance.

Hey Rai,

#1 - Learning ROR – No you don’t need to learn java but you will need to learn Ruby (which is used on the Rails framework).
#2 - Version info – For version information & tutorials. Check this comprehensive guide http://guides.rubyonrails.org/
#3 - Also checkout railscasts.com, railstutorial.org & http://www.humblelittlerubybook.com/book/html/index.html
The last in a link to an intro to ruby – which you should really focus on

I’m a fairly new to the ROR – and these links were a helpful for me.

Good Luck!

You can start with the latest and greatest:
Ruby 1.9.3
gem 1.8.15
Rails 3.2.2

There are ways to install a particular version of Rails, if you are
learning from a book that is written for a particular version. From
your question about Java I would guess that you are new to
programming, so that would be a little advanced for now.

Java and Ruby on Rails are unrelated. There is no need to learn Java
to learn Ruby on Rails.

Ruby on Rails is not a programming language, it is a web application
framework. Ruby is a programming language. Ruby on Rails (RoR) is
written in the Ruby Programming language. It may help to learn some
Ruby before learning RoR.

Learn To Program (2nd ed) is a good introduction to programming in
Ruby:
http://pragprog.com/book/ltp2/learn-to-program

But you don't have to pay to learn Ruby.
Go to http://www.ruby-lang.org to find many resources.
If you like cartoon foxes, Why's poignant guide is also a good place
to learn: http://mislav.uniqpath.com/poignant-guide/ .

The best place to start with RoR is at the home page
http://rubyonrails.org/

From there you will find links to much more like Rails screencasts:
http://rubyonrails.org/screencasts

If books are your things try AWDWR:
http://pragprog.com/book/rails4/agile-web-development-with-rails

or the on-line book, Ruby on Rails tutorial:
http://ruby.railstutorial.org/ruby-on-rails-tutorial-book?version=3.2

Good luck and have fun!

#2 has give u accessible solution

Re[2]: [Rails] New to ROR
Rai,

People have given you good advice. Let me give me give you a little more advice.

The documentation is maintained by volunteers. The documentation in some of the Rails tutorials are mostly right but are sometimes either wrong or ambiguous. I know because I fixed a bunch of these documentation errors as I went through the tutorials step by step about 3 months ago.

Thus, if something doesn’t make sense or doesn’t work … it can often be that the docs set you astray. Stop and ask a question here before you pull your hair out; or in the alternate, just shrug your shoulders and plow on as most people have done.

If you want to become proficient, you might want to look for a road map to learning the technologies you will be using to create web sites. You might want to check out

Learning to Code: The Roadmap I Wish I Had Been Given

Finally, you will probably want to learn JavaScript; not Java. The two languages are totally different.

Good luck and welcome to RoR.

Ralph

Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 6:09:09 PM, you wrote:

Hey Rai,

#1 - Learning ROR – No you don’t need to learn java but you will need to learn Ruby (which is used on the Rails framework).

#2 - Version info – For version information & tutorials. Check this comprehensive guide http://guides.rubyonrails.org/

#3 - Also checkout railscasts.com, railstutorial.org & http://www.humblelittlerubybook.com/book/html/index.html

The last in a link to an intro to ruby – which you should really focus on

I’m a fairly new to the ROR – and these links were a helpful for me.

Good Luck!

thanks a lot guys

i have installed
ruby 1.9.3p125 (2012-02-16) [i386-mingw32]

rails 3.2.2

I feel at home with you all guiding me

thanks

Rai

I completely agree with everything. ROR is Ruby so that’s

basic. Most Ruby programmers come from Java(?) so perhaps

the common practice to show how something done in Ruby

can be done in Java too.

Java is not necessary for ROR, just Ruby :slight_smile:

Not my experience, but certainly Ruby is a peer language to Java, so if you can hack one, you can possibly learn the other. I know some developers who learned Java in college, and are using Ruby nearly full-time. They occasionally drop into Java for something that they can't get done another way, or because they need to use JRuby for something.

Walter