Topic: Should I learn Ruby before tackling Rails?
I currently own Simply Rails 2 and a Rails Recipe book, and have been following along fairly well. I took a month off (big mistake), and am getting back in the game.
Should I start with learning Ruby before I get back headstrong into Rails?
I've heard the pickaxe book is a great place to start; I just don't know if it's essential to build a simple web app like a contact manager.
Thanks in advance for any help.