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  • HI Everyone,

    I just wanted to share a resource I found, in the midst of looking for a good place to start learning Ruby on Rails, I came across this online book. It teaches you Ruby on Rails by while using a Cloud 9 VM

    If you are just starting with Ruby on Rails I suggest this over anything else out there besides going to something like Dev Bootcamp. I went through most of the Code Academy Ruby on Rails course and after switching to the rails tutorial I am amazed by how much and how fast I am learning Ruby on Rails.



  • I beat you by about seven hours on that one 🙂

    http://mangolassi.it/topic/1022/what-are-you-doing-right-now/1693



  • @Reid-Cooper said:

    I beat you by about seven hours on that one 🙂

    http://mangolassi.it/topic/1022/what-are-you-doing-right-now/1693

    oh wow. That's funny. lol. I was going try to start learning Python, and I went through some videos on it and the tutorials through code academy, but for some reason it was boring me to all hell. I started looking into Ruby on Rails after I saw the post on Spiceworks about why they built it on ruby on rails and decided to give it a shot. I found the link on reddit, fired up cloud 9 and started learning. I love it, such a great language to learn.



  • Python is a great language, but I have more fun with Ruby too. Ruby is a pretty sweet language.

    Check out JetBrain's RubyMine as well.

    And also look at their PyCharm. PyCharm for basic use is free. RubyMine is $99 but has a free trial.



  • RubyMine is very nice, but I think that I would avoid it during learning stages. It adds a lot of complexity, like most IDEs do, which can cause you to spend a lot of your time at the beginning learning the IDE rather than learning the language (Ruby) or the framework (Rails.)