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04-04-2009, 10:11 AM
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Hey Everyone,

I'd love to learn Ruby/Ruby on Rails.

Does anyone know of good books, sites, tutorials etc that i could learn from?

Thanks,
Andrew

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04-04-2009, 01:02 PM
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Also, is it similar in Syntax to any other language too?

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Check out the book: Agile Web Development with Rails

The 3rd edition was just released. Ordered mine and waiting for Amazon to ship it out.
I've skimmed through the 1st and 2nd editions before and it's a great book.

You can also watch some podcasts. railscasts is pretty good.

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Thanks - I'll take a look into the book and podcasts.

I'm looking to add a few other languages such as Ruby, Python and maybe C++ to have under my belt,

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You can also take a look at Python. It is more stable than Ruby. Especially take a look at Python-based web frameworks.

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I'd suggest learning Ruby before picking up a Rails book. While Rails books cover basic Ruby syntax it could leave you high and dry when looking to expand.

Personally, you don't even need a book. Check out http://ruby-lang.org/, go to the tutorials on the right, and then install it on your system. Then, install rails and just poke around in the community (irc.freenode.com #ruby-lang and #rubyonrails) and API docs.

The community is really what helps within every language, not necessarily books. Or, you could even ask for help in the IRC channels on where to get started, they would be more than happy to assist you.

I think of TFL as more of a XHTML/CSS hub or a way to seek general advice; programming languages don't really seem to flourish as much here.

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I'll second 'Agile Web Development with Rails'. I'm more of a learn by doing and using the examples in the book helped a lot.
Plus as others have said, there are some good free blogs and videocasts to learn from.

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"Why's Poignant Guide to Ruby" will both blow your mind and completely educate you on Ruby.

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The Ruby tutorials on Lynda.com cost, but in my opinion they are the best

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Originally Posted by markprovan View Post
The Ruby tutorials on Lynda.com cost, but in my opinion they are the best
I agree!

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