Ruby on Rails
From Zero to Hero
Who am I?
John Barton, Web Developer
 http://whoisjohnbarton.com




   http://alltimetop5.com
Zero to Hero?
What I really mean is the
 transition between knowing
 nothing about Rails to having
deployed a full application into
    ...
I thought about putting some hippie slide about
     learning Rails being a “journey” not a
             destination and s...
What is Rails?

Why should I learn Rails?

How does this “journey”
thing go?
Rails is...
...an opinionated web framework
MVC
ActiveRecord takes care
of everything you are sick
 of doing over and over
      and over again
Why?
productivity
maintainability
what if I can’t use Rails in production?
you will learn best practice via the path of least resistance

               then apply it at your day job

  then get an...
How?
Get hands on!

Watch the 10 minute blog video

         Build an app!
but....
It won’t take long before you hit a wall

          this wall is called “the Rails way”

most things are easy done the Rai...
Everyone in the Ruby and Rails community has
      had to go through this transition

We want to do everything we can to h...
Who am I, again?
 John Barton, Web Developer
  http://whoisjohnbarton.com




    http://alltimetop5.com
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At the Melbourne Ruby users group we held a session to introduce people to Ruby and Rails. This is my presentation which gave the rough overview of Rails.

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Ruby Nuby Session - Rails Intro

  1. 1. Ruby on Rails From Zero to Hero
  2. 2. Who am I? John Barton, Web Developer http://whoisjohnbarton.com http://alltimetop5.com
  3. 3. Zero to Hero?
  4. 4. What I really mean is the transition between knowing nothing about Rails to having deployed a full application into the wild
  5. 5. I thought about putting some hippie slide about learning Rails being a “journey” not a destination and so on. Thankfully I thought better of it and skipped it
  6. 6. What is Rails? Why should I learn Rails? How does this “journey” thing go?
  7. 7. Rails is...
  8. 8. ...an opinionated web framework
  9. 9. MVC
  10. 10. ActiveRecord takes care of everything you are sick of doing over and over and over again
  11. 11. Why?
  12. 12. productivity
  13. 13. maintainability
  14. 14. what if I can’t use Rails in production?
  15. 15. you will learn best practice via the path of least resistance then apply it at your day job then get annoyed at why your co-workers don’t get it
  16. 16. How?
  17. 17. Get hands on! Watch the 10 minute blog video Build an app!
  18. 18. but....
  19. 19. It won’t take long before you hit a wall this wall is called “the Rails way” most things are easy done the Rails way, but it takes a while to grok it
  20. 20. Everyone in the Ruby and Rails community has had to go through this transition We want to do everything we can to help you
  21. 21. Who am I, again? John Barton, Web Developer http://whoisjohnbarton.com http://alltimetop5.com
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