Topic: Learning RoR

I am currently a .NET developer (both C# and VB.NET) that came out of the classic ASP and C worlds. Does anyone have some good resources for learning RoR?

-Jeremy- | Windows Server 2003 MCP

Re: Learning RoR

Sitepoint is giving away their beginning ROR book for free: http://www.sitepoint.com/books/rails1/freebook.php for the next several days.

And of course, there's the gold standard: Agile Web Development with Rails: Second Edition, 2nd Edition

Ryan Heneise  |  Art of Mission  |  Now with extra-strong Donor Tools mojo

Re: Learning RoR

I'm currently reading the Sitepoint book ryenski linked.  It's not too bad so far.  You can't beat free.

Re: Learning RoR

Yeah the Agile Rails book is quite good, though you can get it cheaper at Amazon than from Pragmatic Programmers, unless you want the PDF version.

"Bear 270, young man. Bear two, seven, zero, over." - Musings of a flight simulator guru, me.

Re: Learning RoR

http://railscasts.com
http://peepcode.com
http://www.rubycentral.com/pickaxe/
http://webdeveloper.econsultant.com/rub … tutorials/ (a bit old, but some good things to learn for a beginner)
http://railstips.org/

That should help you start off.

Re: Learning RoR

Thanks for those links. That helps a lot.

I guess my first trick is getting it all setup on my Solaris 10 VM -- that is not coming easy.

-Jeremy- | Windows Server 2003 MCP

Re: Learning RoR

madkidd wrote:

I guess my first trick is getting it all setup on my Solaris 10 VM -- that is not coming easy.

Wow, that should be an adventure. Why that choice of platform?

Ryan Heneise  |  Art of Mission  |  Now with extra-strong Donor Tools mojo

Re: Learning RoR

madkidd wrote:

Thanks for those links. That helps a lot.

I guess my first trick is getting it all setup on my Solaris 10 VM -- that is not coming easy.

http://wiki.rubyonrails.org/rails/pages/RailsOnSolaris
http://developers.sun.com/webtier/refer … rails.html

http://hell.jedicoder.net/?p=95
http://blogs.sun.com/pschow/entry/ruby_ … on_solaris

That should give some help.

Solaris is awesome. I have a Joyent server that runs Open Solaris and I really like it, although a bit different than I've been used to (linux).

Re: Learning RoR

Wow, thanks for those great links. I have not had a chance to run through the install with them but I did look over them and I think that will be just what I need. Thanks again!

-Jeremy- | Windows Server 2003 MCP