[LRUG] Beginning Rails in 2012

Okpala Ikenna N. ikennaokpala at gmail.com
Thu Mar 15 11:16:14 PDT 2012

There is a screencast by Ryan, he talks about these kinda issues points to
use links. http://railscasts.com/episodes/310-getting-started-with-rails

On Thursday, March 15, 2012, Tom Armitage <tom at infovore.org> wrote:
> So: I've been using Rails since god, pre 1.0, I think. Not very well,
> mind, but a while, nontheless.
> I'm thinking at the moment about where to begin explaining it to new
> users (in particular: programmers who are very technically competent,
> perhaps with a CS background, but no direct experience of Ruby or
> Rails).
> And, looking at Rails 3.2 in 2012... I realise I have no idea where to
> begin. A lot of what I've learned is stored as diffs on top of "the
> old way of doing things"; it makes sense because I started learning it
> years ago.
> But where would you send a competent programmer in 2012 looking to
> start from scratch with Rails? My usual recommendation has always been
> getting a good grasp on Ruby, perhaps through The Ruby Way or the (at
> the time) excellent Ruby For Rails, which helped me understand the
> language loads, though I fear it now may have dated/be irrelevant.
> Where, say, would you point as a starting point for testing/BDD in
> Ruby, given "four years of the mailing list and user group" isn't
> enough?
> I'm curious, because every now and then I look at Rails as an outsider
> and roll my eyes a bit...
> t.
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