addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgooglegroupsimageimagesinstagramlinklocation-pinm-swarmSearchmailmessagesminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1outlookpersonJoin Group on CardStartprice-ribbonImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruseryahoo

Nash.rb Message Board › .NET to RoR transition

.NET to RoR transition

Prasad N
user 8626757
Atlanta, GA
Post #: 1
I have 12 years of experience mostly in Microsoft technologies (C++/COM/C#/ASP.NET), Web development, and 6 Years of XP. But RoR natural agile environment drawing me towards it. I am half way through the book Agile Web Development with Rails, and PickAxe 1.9. After the books, What did you guys do to gain experience, and eventually find a job. I am thinking that most of RoR guys transitioned from other platforms.
Any suggestions for me?

Thanks for your time.
Prasad Narravula
Josh C.
joshcrews
Nashville, TN
Post #: 11
I didn't transition from a different language, but

1. Build a personal project. Another member Brian Dailey built Readit.me, a personal bookshelf app that posts to facebook as a great practical transition to Rails experience.

2. Awesome resources: Railscasts.com, googling your current error and something from stackoverflow.com comes up, searching for your current problem on github and cloning an example project that has already implemented it

3. Paying jobs: tell all your friends you are a web developer, open a site/blog for your rails business, come to meetup (and other) groups

4. Read great books. I'm getting a lot out of Ruby Design Patterns and Refactoring: Ruby edition (both are actually heirs of famous software books, re-writting for Ruby)

Josh

Good news: there is a surplus of job in Nashville that aren't getting filled quickly in Rails or Ruby
Prasad N
user 8626757
Atlanta, GA
Post #: 2
Thx for the suggestions. I always end up skipping the meet up. I made my mind to come to the meet up today.
Thax again.
Christopher C.
user 9590115
Franklin, TN
Post #: 2
I highly recommend what Josh recommended, in pick a small project that you would want to have anyway and then write the application in Ruby on Rails.

Another option is to do what I did when I first learned Rails. I knew that I could write an application in RoR after reading through the Agile book, but I just didn't have enough experience. I knew it would take me a little longer the first time. When I heard that someone I knew needed a web application for their work, and it was a small feature set, I put together a bid for the project. I WAY underbid what I would normally charge, and I think it eventually ended earning me about $11/hour. But, the reasons I did it was I was getting paid to write a Rails application and then I had a reference to show people for either full time job or another consulting job with a higher pay.

Just be prepared to work hard to make sure you deliver a great project.
Prasad N
user 8626757
Atlanta, GA
Post #: 3

Definitely that is highway of gaining experience. What all it needs an opportunity.
Powered by mvnForum

Our Sponsors

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy