Q) Why did the dinosaurs really become extinct? A) They ate their
It is such a pity that the BEGINNING learning resources for RoR are
now out of sync with the Applications... Trying to follow the
Linda.com tutorials (which are very well presented for newcomers) and
Agile Web Dev... we run into Rake error (fixed)... mysql default
change to sqllite3 (fixed)... then database must now be created first
(fixed)... then scaffolding issue (fixed)... now pagination... most
common solution use 1.2.6 instead... download (OK)... change spec in
environment.rb (yep no problem)... Whoops Webrick server now not
Time spent on tutorial so far approx 45 mins... time spent trying to
make up for the... "oh we don't do it that way now... never heard of
legacy before... who cares about people interested enough in the hype
to check us out mentality" 12hours... hmmm something wrong there...
Oh look daddy... there's a T-Rex... yes honey unfortunately daddy is
too busy building websites with those other languages at the moment to
be be able to spend time watching...
What will be really interesting is the response to this post...
because for the 1 that speaks up there are 100+ silent...
For the record... I really want RoR to be the accepted first stop for
Web Development... the possibilities are tremendous... but from the
starting blocks it is NOT a straightforward path...
So... Does anyone know of a simple, straightforward, BEGINNERS path to
getting started that works with Rails 2+