I am a newish programmer. And new to the Ranch. Just completed a bootcamp that started with a month of Java, then added on other stuff. No Ruby, but I am curious about it. When learning Ruby, at what point would you suggest adding Rails to the mix? Does one need to get a solid foundation in Ruby, or is it advisable to mix the two earlier in the process?
If you are a Rails programmer, then you are (or purport to be :-) ) a Ruby programmer. Rails allows you to get something up and running very quickly, but if you try to develop a Rails application seriously without studying Ruby, you’ll hit the glass ceiling quickly and get frustrated.
Ruby training coming up in September! David A. Black and Erik Kastner team up for fast-paced, four-day Ruby intro, in New Jersey, September 14-17. See http://rubyurl.com/vmzN or contact David.