What is the best way to learn rails 3.0 with no prior rails or ruby
experience? I'm just curious about it and want to get started.
Do I start with 3.0 or 2.0?
If one is a very good OO developer and knows Java and Scala really
well, would it be hard to get by with rails without knowing much ruby?
(basically learning book at the same time).
Any good books that do a fantastic and thorough job at not really
explaining how an MVC works but how everything works in rails
specifically? Something that doesn't just look at "the most basic
case", but really gets in there above a basic CRUD app.
I was flipping through a book about rails 2.0 at Chapters and the
first 20 pages kept giving a sales pitch about how easy rails is, and
yadda yadda. It tended to rip on java a lot... but since I know Java
really well, I thought the author didn't know what he was talking
about. His comparisons and examples of Java were biased... either
comparing it to the language itself or to frameworks that I wouldn't
even consider using because they suck (struts, etc.). I think his goal
was to make it look worse than it really was. Spring 3.0, while not
ideal, isn't nearly as bad as the author was letting on... and I guess
I lost confidence in the author because he didn't even bother to
Anyway, any advice to some lean yet informative and intelligent books
would be helpful. I thought the Scala book written by Martin and crew
was fantastic, so if a book exists at that caliber, I'm very open to