technologies needed to learn to be a good ror developer

Hi everybody...
               I am venkey here. very interested to learn ruby on
rails.Though i have not had any experience with the web development,
i want to learn ror as quickly as i can.I installed ror successfully.i
am just starting to build sample applications.so anybody can tell me
the path, like what is technologies i nead to learn to become a good
ror developer. and the right path to learn ror and list of resources
available on the net and editors and tools needed to develop these
applications.Already u r experts in ror and i need ur suggestions pls
direct me in the right way pls...pls help me...

It is a rather hard question. But an excellent starting point is the
"Agile Wen Development with Rails" book (http://pragprog.com/titles/
rails3/agile-web-development-with-rails) and the screencasts by at
http://railscasts.com/ . These will get you started but I recommend
that you find a real project to work on (rather than just follow the
examples available in tutorials).

venkata reddy wrote in post #963052:

Hi everybody...
               I am venkey here. very interested to learn ruby on
rails.Though i have not had any experience with the web development,
i want to learn ror as quickly as i can.I installed ror successfully.i
am just starting to build sample applications.so anybody can tell me
the path, like what is technologies i nead to learn to become a good
ror developer.

Well, obviously, Ruby as the language, Rails as the framework, MVC to
understand how it all fits together, and some database to work with
(MySQL, SQLite, Postgres seem to be the top contenders). Javascript
comes in handy, CSS, and I personally use HAML as my markup in
preference to erb as I find it cleaner to read and write.

and the right path to learn ror and list of resources
available on the net and editors and tools needed to develop these
applications.

Google is your friend for Rails development, just make sure the
tutorials/examples you are following match the version of Ruby and Rails
you have installed. Ryan Bates has a number of very good tutorials on
useful topics. Do bookmark the Ruby and Rails API docs in your browser.

Start your application small and build up from there (learn to walk
before you try to run). Get basic CRUD working, then extend. You will
want to learn at least one of the automated testing tools for Rails,
google that topic as well.

Editors? Feh, I use gedit on Linux, CodeWright on Windows. That's all
you need, no fancy code-completing needed here, basic syntax
highlighting is plenty.

You seem like a super beginner so here's my advice for you. You have
*a lot* of studying to do, but you seem determined so I believe you
can do it.

1. Read wikipedia articles for each of these things:

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, DOM
Ruby programming language
Ruby on Rails
SQL
Model View Controller, Don't Repeat Yourself, Test Driven Development,
agile development

2. If you've got the money join the Association for Computing
Machinery and use their discount subscription plan to Safari Books
Online. Then read in more depth about all the above. Some books you
can't find on there:

Agile Web Development with Rails
Rails Recipes, or Advanced Raild Recipes

3. Useful websites

rubyonrails.org
google: railscasts
google: why's poignant guide

4. Subscribe to the mail digest of this newsgroup and read it every
day.

5. Find out if there's a local rails community near you.

6. After you've done a few tutorials, try to make some rails apps on
your own. If you get stuck, try to google a solution, look at the
Rails API, read more books, search past discussions on here, and if
you're still stuck, ask someone here.

If you put in the time and the effort, you can do anything.

Good luck,
Ben

Read this article and comments
http://techiferous.com/2010/07/roadmap-for-learning-rails/

and here is a resources list
http://www.engineyard.com/blog/2010/resources-for-getting-started-with-ruby-on-rails/

Good luck with that