Topic: Need guidance for my plan to learn RoR...please advise!
Experience: I've taken an intro to programming course at a good university, but no other programming experience. Learned the basics of Java in that course. I watched the 6-hour Berkeley RoR crash course, but the pacing was very fast so I took what I could and moved on. Now:
Currently: I'm reading Agile Web Development with Rails 3rd Edition, working through examples (I'm understanding Rails pretty well, but the Ruby is beyond me) and I am looking for a good resource to learn Ruby to the extent that I need it for Ruby on Rails. Any recommendations? Is Pickaxe the best way to go?
Goal: I solely want to develop web 2.0 applications (please no criticism, I am a business student by trade but am passionate about web sites and want to take it to the next level) and I want to be able to do so within 3-6 months and accomplish my further learning by developing real projects.
Please advise me, I have spoken to everyone I know who works in tech, but I really need advice from RoR experts in particular. I am looking for mentors.
Last edited by rgokal (2011-01-08 08:27:34)