Ruby Tuesday



Well it's been a long time since I've posted a blog, almost a month, I really want to try to get these things out at least once a week but life has been busy.

This week I wanted to talk about something that has been one of my goals to learn more about since getting back into the web design/development industry. That is Ruby programing language and the Rails framework. Right now I'm at phase one of learning Ruby on Rails which is learning the Ruby programming language so I thought It might be good to just post some websites that I found helpful to help anyone endeavoring to learn ruby as well.

Ruby Programing Language the official website for the ruby programming language. You can download the latest version of ruby or look at the large amount of documentation on the website. This website has the first edition of Programming Ruby: The Pragmatic Programmers' Guide available on it for free on-line. This site also has the APIs for versions 1.8.6, 1.8.7, and 1.9 of Ruby.

Mr. Neighborly's Humble Little Ruby Book This another book about Ruby written by Jeremy McAnally. This was my personal favorite of all the free ruby books available.

Try Ruby! This one has a Ruby Shell that you can try Ruby without downloading and installing Ruby.

Essential Learning for Ruby and Rails This was a fairly recent list on nettuts of tutorials for ruby and rails. I had found older ones but they were pre rails 2.0. I haven't looked at all of the sites on the list yet but the ones I did look at were quite helpful for learning the current version of rails and ruby.

The Ruby Programming Language This book is the best Ruby book out there if you have programming experience.