It is really hard to find the right path. For me that I am coming from
the ASP Classic world it is even harder - because I think in a total
I think this is probably the most insightful point... Rails is an extraction of ideas and what DHH (and many others) consider to be best practices. So for many of us, it is easy to find the answers, because we already think that way. I've rarely had any problem finding what I need, and IRC usually provides the rest. But just before rails came about, I already was looking for ways to do things this way; rails just did it first and better.
I even couldnt find the ".blank?" thing and what it does. Its not avail.
IIRC, blank? was added in recent edge rails, so if you are using the stable release, it may not be there. Same caveat if you have bought the beta version of "Agile Programming with Rails". I wonder if some of the forum and wiki pages also suffer from this. People need to be clear what version they are using; due to the incredibly fast pace of development, I suspect a lot of people are using edge rails.
- because the modell behavior is really great but the way is hard. Also
in the Agile Web development book are "MANY" bugs - which doesnt make it
Again, what version of rails and what version of that book?
I am sitting here since 2 Weeks and coding my first app with rails but
most of the code is from the forum - and some code I dont even know what
it is doing.
On the plus side: Its getting better every day.
As I said before, I think the biggest issue is learning to think in a different way. It's sorta like the transition from being a procedural programmer to a OO programmer.