Topic: Ruby For Beginner's

Hello Everyone,

I am looking for a little bit of advice, i want to learn to programme Ruby On Rails i have no prior knowledge of any code what so ever and preferably would like to read from a book rather than a website a book with some do as you learn examples would be great.

What is the best starting point for someone in my position?

Thanks
Richard

Re: Ruby For Beginner's

For Ruby language:
http://pragprog.com/book/ruby3/programming-ruby-1-9

For Rails:

http://pragprog.com/book/rails4/agile-w … with-rails

Re: Ruby For Beginner's

+1 for the suggestions above from Javix. AWDWR is definitely a good starting point
Both books quickly become most Rails developers bibles.

Once you start delving into the code other essential resources are the api docs
http://api.rubyonrails.org/
and railscasts
http://railscasts.com/
If you are new to web development some basic HTML and CSS is also essential and a good source for this is the W3C site. It's absolutely humungous and difficult to find your way around with 10's of thousands of pages. This is a usefull starting point http://www.w3schools.com/w3c/w3c_intro.asp

What you want and what you need are too often not the same thing!
When your head is hurting from trying to solve a problem, stop standing on it. When you are the right way up you will see the problem differently and you just might find the solution.
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