Where to begin with Ruby on Rails?
December 29, 2007 7:22 AM Subscribe
I'm interested in attempting some work with Ruby on Rails. Other than some very elementary BASIC programming and HTML (yes, I know it's not a programming language), I have no programming experience.
posted by joshrholloway to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 45 users marked this as a favorite
I've attempted to get into programming in the past, most notably with Python when I was much younger, which I've all forgotten now. A friend and I are interested in a web project that probably wouldn't be exceptionally difficult for even an average web developer, but we want to put it all together ourselves. He's going to be doing the design portion and I want to take a whack at the programming.
Again, I'm no programmer, but from what I'm reading Rails is the way to go for cutting-edge web apps and whatnot. I'm interested in learning it from the ground up. I bought the Pragmatic Programmer's book on Ruby on a recommendation, but I don't think it's exactly what I'm looking for.
I need something that works from the most basic level and then up systematically. If possible, I want something more than just a book; I'm a much better "classroom" learner than a book learner. Videos or workshops (I'm in Nashville) would work really well for me.