Solved

Ruby on rails

Posted on 2009-07-16
5
352 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-13
Hello,

I want to start learning ruby on rails. However, I don't know anything about it. Can someone tell me in details, from where should i start, the web is somehow strange, i don't know what to do exactly, what's the difference between ruby and rails?! what should i install at my machine? Please also note that i don't have any experience about it. So if someone can guide me, I will be thankful. I don't need links and websites unless they are totally clear for someone like me.

Thank you.
0
Comment
Question by:AlexieS
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 24

Accepted Solution

by:
fridom earned 250 total points
ID: 24901352
Rails is a web development framework written in Ruby.
So it's based on Ruby.

There are really a lot of books available for Rails programming, among them
"Agile Web Development with Rails"

a starting point for rails is for example
http://wiki.rubyonrails.org/

and there are quite a view videos available
http://rubyonrails.org/screencasts

Regards
Friedrich
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:Andrew Doades
ID: 24901828
when I first started using rails I bought this book

http://www.pragprog.com/titles/rails2/agile-web-development-with-rails
http://www.amazon.com/Agile-Web-Development-Rails-Programmers/dp/097669400X

This had a depot tutorial in it, that helped me understand everything.

This might also help you a bit..
http://wiki.rubyonrails.org/tutorials?redirect=1

Andrew
0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:AlexieS
ID: 24912128
Hello guys,

Thank you for the links. However, I have a question as a start:

On my first rails application I reached to the following:
#
Open the application in your editor of choice.
#
Open the config/database.yml file.

I can't do that can you clarify it a bit.

Thanks,
0
 
LVL 10

Assisted Solution

by:Andrew Doades
Andrew Doades earned 250 total points
ID: 24912138
the database file is located in

project_folder/config/database.yml

All its saying is open the file with what ever editor you're using (I use Netbeans) and setup your database connection (all self-explained inside the file)

Andrew
0

Featured Post

How your wiki can always stay up-to-date

Quip doubles as a “living” wiki and a project management tool that evolves with your organization. As you finish projects in Quip, the work remains, easily accessible to all team members, new and old.
- Increase transparency
- Onboard new hires faster
- Access from mobile/offline

Join & Write a Comment

Read about why website design really matters in today's demanding market.
Password hashing is better than message digests or encryption, and you should be using it instead of message digests or encryption.  Find out why and how in this article, which supplements the original article on PHP Client Registration, Login, Logo…
This tutorial demonstrates how to identify and create boundary or building outlines in Google Maps. In this example, I outline the boundaries of an enclosed skatepark within a community park.  Login to your Google Account, then  Google for "Google M…
The viewer will learn how to count occurrences of each item in an array.

706 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

15 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now