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Re: [indyrb] Looking into using rails for a web project

From: Miles Z. S.
Sent on: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 11:47 PM
Seth -

As mentioned, the guides at ( are great. There's an issue with the domain name at the moment, so it currently points to a parked page. ... Gah.

The guides at are for Rails 3, which is currently in beta. Not a bad place to start at the moment, if you're willing to deal with the pain of beta software. (It's not beta in the GMail sense. It's fo' realz beta.)

(Mr. Matt Gordon, what beta are we at now? Can we get a between meeting special report? Rails 3 beta 485 and 15/16ths, or something?)

If you have questions, I encourage you to ask those on this mailing list, or stop by the #indyrb IRC channel on Also, of course, our monthly meetings are fantastic. ;-) Even if the meeting itself isn't 100% satisfying, it comes with free pizza. You can't lose.

Reading some source code often helps, I find. If you can find some Rails apps out there, try to get them running locally, browse the source, change stuff. I could probably clean sensitive information out of and send it to you (or whomever might be interested) if you'd like. I certainly won't claim that it's innovative, or well-written, necessarily, but I do think it's fairly easy to understand (as it is small and simple).? is open, but it's also on a pretty outdated version of Rails, at the moment.

As for actual docs, I like and User comments, a la, are often quite valuable.

Good luck! If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate!


On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 10:20 PM, Seth Dudenhofer <[address removed]> wrote:
Hey All,

Longtime stalker, first time railer? I was wondering where some good
documentation for Rails is. I'm looking into using RoR for a web project
that has just come up, but this means I have to learn a whole new
programming language. So any help would be awesome!!


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