I'm a software developer with many years of experience developing in Visual FoxPro. I now want to learn Ruby on Rails as a current technology.
Could someone point me to a step-wise method of creating an application? I know that the first step is: rails new appname but need to know how to proceed from that first step.
Hope this makes sense, and hope to hear from y'all soon.
Hi Dave. I suggest you try reading Agile Web Development with Rail 3rd Edition. It's a great book for starting to learn ruby on rails.
Follow these tutorials links :
For Ruby : http://www.tutorialspoint.com/ruby/index.htm
Try to learn ruby programming first with simple syntax and small programs, by which u come to know its basic and advanced features, then you can try for the Rails
And for any difficulty you can post that here.. So that, you will get various suggestion/solutions by many Rails experts.. Which will also be helpful to learn for other people..
Good Luck ;) -Ganesh K
This is better than the textbooks and is free: http://railstutorial.org/book It also teaches you some testing and git
Hi Dave Thomas,
Even I recommend you to start with Agile Web Development with Rail 3rd Edition. Before to that spend some time learning ruby, RESTful architecture and MVC architecture. There are many books you can learn form
Head first Rials, Site Point Simply Rails2, Beginning with Rails -Steven.
Hi Dav, as Ganesh i suggest you learn Ruby programming first, at least the basic things. I recommend you for Ruby - http://www.sapphiresteel.com/The-Little-Book-Of-Ruby
Engine Yard is hosting a virtual training if you have interest. Below is a link and if you have any questions, feel free to get in touch and I'll connect you with the right folks.
Sorry for the double post but thought this great blog a colleague of mine wrote has been given excellent feedback from others so wanted to share here as well:
As always, happy to help and discuss in any way.