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New-Bie Ruby on Rails Question.

Pavan Kumar Dittakavi
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Joined: Feb 12, 2011
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Hi All,

First of all this is going to be an extreme basic question to most of you guys. So, I wanted to understand and learn RoR. Now, before I start going into that I understand that Ruby is a scripting language and Rails is a framework for Ruby. So, should I be learning Ruby seperately? I mean would Ruby on Rails' cover Ruby implicitly?. Please suggest.

Thanks,
Pavan.
Greg Charles
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Joined: Oct 01, 2001
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I think most beginning Rails books cover the Ruby language as well. (You can check out some reviews in The Bunkhouse.) I think it might be worthwhile to spend a little time just getting to know the language though, before you start looking at the Rails and how to develop web apps. I worked through some of the Project Euler problems using Ruby, just working from online references. It's an interesting language, and if you're coming from a Java background as I was, you should definitely try to get comfortable with concepts like closures and lambda functions, duck typing, and bolt-ons. Have fun!
Katrina Owen
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Joined: Nov 03, 2006
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I would highly recommend doing the Ruby Koans separately just to get acquainted with the language. It doesn't take very long, and is a lot of fun.

Ruby Koans
Marc Peabody
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Joined: Feb 05, 2003
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We threw together an online version of the Ruby Koans too for the especially lazy.

http://koans.heroku.com/


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