A quick guide to some prominent Ruby on Rails learning materials

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A quick guide to some prominent Ruby on Rails learning materials

  1. 1. A quick guide to some prominent Ruby on Railslearning materialsby Tom Elam, about.me/tomelamTuesday, 14 May 13
  2. 2. I’ve always felt like a Rails newbie, so please jump in with your observations!Tuesday, 14 May 13
  3. 3. www.ruby-doc.orgGet to know your way around theprimary sources.Self-confidence, diligence,persistence, and intelligence!Understand what you’re doing, atthe very least at a high level!Start with ruby-lang.org.Tuesday, 14 May 13
  4. 4. There’s a tremendous amount ofpoor advice out there!Be very careful of glib advice!You are guaranteed to encounterthings that don’t compile some day.Don’t start too fast. Recovering froma bad install attempt can cost you!Tuesday, 14 May 13
  5. 5. Some basics•Make a good choice for an operating system and distribution.•Take careful notes.•Read about your specific setup and requirements.•Keep track of program output, especially errors and sanity checks.Tuesday, 14 May 13
  6. 6. www.ruby-doc.org/docs/ProgrammingRubyRuby in Twenty MinutesTuesday, 14 May 13
  7. 7. The RubyProgrammingLanguageFrom:•The horse•A renowned programming language book authorTuesday, 14 May 13
  8. 8. 10 Minutes to Your First RubyApplication (neurogami.com)Tuesday, 14 May 13
  9. 9. Ruby on RailsAPIsGuidesScreencastsrubyonrails.orgTuesday, 14 May 13
  10. 10. Many Rails books:•Ruby on Rails 3 Tutorial•Rails 3 in Action•Agile Web Development with Rails•Rails Recipes•...All out of date or too bleeding edge!Tuesday, 14 May 13

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