We want to build highly commoditized simple to use SAAS products which solve complex business problems at a low cost for social causes.
Don’t want to repeat ourselves / reinvent wheel.
Believe in setting a convention to achieve efficiency.
Believe in BEST OF ALL WORLDS approach through open source APIs / projects.
We want to share, work together and grow together.
Want to reduce focus on technicalities and increase focus on complex business logic and getting products production ready.
Whose using Rails? … why is Viridians on Rails?
LEARNING TO LEARN RAILS YOURSELF Rails is based on conventions. To start, you need to know the basics. But from then on, learning rails is all about self-experimenting, Googling and discovering new conventions / plugins / gems / open source APIs which solve or simplify your problems.
Your first rails project: http://media.rubyonrails.org/video/rails_blog_2.mov
Online books: http://www.railstutorial.org/book
One of the best way to learn a new language is to see real projects and the code in use. http://github.com/ is the defacto social coding website used by most open source Rails projects, plugins, gems, etc. If you want to use a plugin and need a example of how to use it, Github even allows to search for code.
Screencasting has been core to the Rails community. Some well known video tutorials sites are: http://railscasts.com , http://www.teachmetocode.com/ , http://rubyplus.org/
Official Sources: http://guides.rubyonrails.org/ (concepts), http://api.rubyonrails.org/ (API documentation), http://railsapi.com/doc/rails-v2.3.5/ (easier to use api documentation)
Ask the group: http://groups.google.com/group/rubyonrails-talk
Test your CSS for all browsers http://www.my-debugbar.com/wiki/IETester/HomePage
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