Topic: How much Ruby should I learn before moving to Rails?

Just a quick question.

I can never get a definitive answer when googling this, either. Some people say you can learn Rails without knowing any Ruby, but at some point you'll run into a brick wall and wish you knew Ruby and will have to go back to learn it..and some say to learn the "basics" of Ruby before learning Rails and it will make your life that much easier..

My current knowledge is low. I'm not a beginner, but I'm not pro, either. I went through the Learn Python The Hard Way online book in about a month, but I stopped once I got to the OOP side of Python (I know booleans, elif/if/else/statements, for loops, while loops, functions)

I agree with learning the "basics" of Ruby before learning Rails, but what exactly are the "basics" of Ruby? Would I need to learn the whole OOP side of Ruby before I went on to Rails? Or would I just need to learn the Ruby syntax up to where I learned Python (booleans, elif/if/else/statements, for loops, while loops, functions) before I went on to Rails? Thanks!

Last edited by k3vin (2012-07-24 23:56:06)

Re: How much Ruby should I learn before moving to Rails?

I would at least learn the basics of OOP before starting to learn Rails.  A good book to pick up to learn Ruby is Programming Ruby 1.9: The Pragmatic Programmers' Guide