February 20, 2013
I started to learn Ruby on Rails in 2008. I just played with a blog project. It was fun to create something in Ruby.
Only in 2012 I decided to become serious about Ruby on Rails. I wanted to be able to build and maintain my business website with this language. Here is a list of great resources to learn Ruby on Rails. Some are free. Some are cheap. Some will cost you a few dozens dollars.
- Ruby on Rails Tutorial: the best tutorial to begin. It is up to date, it covers many subjects, it's a project you will create from scratch. You can follow the free tutorial online. If you want you can buy additional resources.
- Short lessons: when I have no idea how to do something I always check Railscasts. There are free episodes. The membership is cheap. Worth every dollar!
- Ruby on Rails Guides: very good to get a broad understanding of a subject.
- Ruby on Rails API doc: a list of everything (?) available within Ruby on Rails. Don't start by this or you will be lost.
- Lessons: to learn Ruby on Rails and other languages. It's not cheap and it's very good.
- Free conferences: from the RAILSCONF2012.
Building something is also a great way to learn!
by Pierre Nouaille-Degorce