Collection of good Ruby on Rails Learning Resources

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Lately I’ve been dabbling in the Ruby on Rails fad that seems to be sweeping the web app world. Partly out of curiosity, but mostly out of wanting to extend my skills beyond my current skill set. So far, It’s been an interesting experience, learning a new programming language, as well as, a brand new MVC framework. I’ve worked on personal projects using PHP frameworks in the past ie. Codeigniter, but Rails has been a significantly different experience and I am glad to say it’s been mostly positive. My next step will be to create a pet project using Rails, and I’ll make sure to post a follow up when I’ve completed it. If your interested in learning Ruby on Rails, here are a few of the tutorial resources I’ve been utilizing to make the jump:

Ruby On Rails Tutorial

This tutorial was my favorite, simply because it takes you from the very bottom to working rails app. It also has a lot of information regarding TDD(test driven development) using rpsec.

Ruby On Rails -Tutorial

Installing Ruby On Rails on Ubuntu

If you’re a fan of Ubuntu, this tutorial will help get you set up in a few easy steps

Smashing Magazine on Installing RoR on Ubuntu

A collection of various Ruby on Rails Learning tools

Nettuts recently put together a list of tools you can use to learn both Ruby and Rails. It’s definitely worth checking out.

Ruby/Rails Learning

Rails For Zombies

Envy Labs offers a free screen cast tutorial with hands on projects embedded right into the course. Very cool!

Rails for Zombies

Enjoy!

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