Re: [indyrb] Loaning Books & Developer Tools

From: Miles Z. S.
Sent on: Thursday, November 10, 2011 8:40 AM
Jim -

I'm a bit late on this, but I overheard a discussion concerning
getting started with Rails the other day. It was suggested that you
take a stab at building a blog with Sinatra first, as there's less
"magic" happening. Understanding what is happening with Sinatra should
help you understand some of the magic parts of Rails. (Credit to Matt
Gordon.)

I have heard good things about this: http://railsforzo...­ ...
but I've not actually used it. So, you know, grain of salt and all
that.

MilesZS

On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 8:36 AM, Brennan Knotts <[address removed]> wrote:
> Hey Jim-
> I'm not sure what book you are referring to, but the books that I thought
> were fantastic were:
> RailsTutorial.org (this might be the book you're referring to , it's free,
> and I went through it twice, the second time I altered it to create a
> slightly different web app)
> Pragmatic Programmers Agile Web Development with Rails
> http://pragprog.c...­ a
> lot of same ground as the previous book, but with different approaches so
> you get a sense of the decisions and "problem solving" that's going on when
> you program)
> I'll also recommend Pragmatic Programmers Learn to
> Program http://pragprog.c...­ (more about teaching
> you to think like a programmer, but despite it's "beginner" label, it has
> some really challenging exercises)
> Finally, I haven't checked this out personally, but this site sounds like
> it's going to be a great way to learn web development, web design, or iOS
> Development http://teamtreeho...­
>
> On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 1:04 PM, Jim Bartek <[address removed]> wrote:
>>
>> Hey everyone, i'm brand new to rails.
>>
>> Are people still loaning books?
>>
>> Brennan, was Ruby on Rails 3 Tutorial: Learn Rails By Example  a good
>> book?
>>
>>
>> also what setups/tools are people using to dev Rails with?
>>
>> I just got setup with:
>>
>> github
>> heroku
>> ruby version manager
>> ruby 1.9.2
>> rails 3.1.1
>> postgreSQL (via the enterpriseDB installer)
>> Titanium Studio
>>
>> on ubuntu
>>
>> Are their different tools/versions, etc. that you like to use? Why?
>> What are they best for?
>>
>> I will likely be focusing more on front end, UX, views part of this
>> first project, while others are focusing on the backend.
>>
>> Best,
>>
>> Jim
>>
>>
>>
>>
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