I am a newbie as well, and not even a programmer ... I have built up
this list of potential help. Some are free and others you pay for.
Just check each one out and use there free services until you get more
I used Michael Hartl' screencasts to learn the basics. Here is the
There is many other tutorials, Rob Connery has some introductory
Ryan Bates has a whole lot of railscasts that address specific issues
Kevin Wang and Chris Lee are offering a course in rails:
Then you have railsmentors.org where you can sign up and request a
mentor to help you through a sticky spot.
Another great resource is Rails Guide.
Peepcode has a series on rails:
Rails Zombies is a fun introduction:
Another great service is Rails hotline ... this one you phone up and
you get a rails programmer on the phone who will talk you through your
problem ... if you find he has really helped you, then you can buy the
group some more phone minutes ... this is all explained at the web
Another site, just for reference, is a real expensive site but for
folks who are already proficient in rails but want some more power ...
I guess that is it for me ... I think there are even more resources
but maybe some of the other members could fill you in on those.
Keep on riding the rails.