Ruby on Rails has received a lot of press in the past few years. The 76 minute Rails from Scratch tutorial teaches you the basics of Rails. If you’ve done PHP, ASP, Perl, or any other type of web development and want to learn Rails, this is the screencast for you.
It starts by talking about the main concepts and assumptions behind Rails. It shows you how to install Rails on a Mac or on Windows. There’s a short 7-minute intro to Ruby syntax.
Next, you’ll learn how Rails view templates and controllers work. You’ll walk through a few simple tasks before stepping into a full project in Part II (available soon). There’s a bit of magic behind it all, and this video tutorial shows you what to expect.
The download includes code. The screencast has a nifty chapter track for jumping to different sections.
And, you get a draft copy of the Topfunky Field Guide to Ruby on Rails, a 20+ page quick reference to both Ruby and Rails.
Part II (database models) is now available as a separate tutorial download.
This screencast assumes that you have done some kind of programming and understand the basic ideas of variables, numbers, and methods. It also assumes that you understand the basics of HTML and CSS.
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