On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 8:57 AM, Dan Skaggs <[address removed]> wrote:
> As I mentioned last night, I've been in the Adobe stack of technologies (primarily
> ColdFusion) for most of my web development career (we won't go into the classic
> ASP I had to do WAY back in the day) but am becoming more interested in adding
> Rails development to my toolset. With that in mind, I'm looking for recommendations
> from the group on good ways to get up to speed on Ruby first, then Rails for someone
> who has been developing for over a decade, understands design patterns and has a
> good grasp of OO principles, etc.
I taught myself Ruby by replacing a bunch of server automation scripts
I had earlier written in Perl. Sysadmin scripting is a good way to
learn pure Ruby without Rails.