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Loreto E. Torres
Loreto E. Torres

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What’s the best resource to learn/re-learn Ruby on Rails

This is a RoR (Ruby on Rails) question: What is the best resource to learn/re-learn the latest version Ruby on Rails?

Years (it seems like “ages”) ago, I started to learn it; bought a book-and-software package from Borders (update: i just remember that it was from Barnes and Noble) and by the time I finally had my setup, everything is old. 🙁 And my learnings had gone to the wayside.

I am not in software dev right now. I am working in retail sales for a couple years now.(Before that I was an Uber/Lyft driver). However, I am working my way back to the Software Dev industry.

My presence in CodeLand is one of those steps. Learned a lot today.

What to do?

PS I initially posted this question in Discord and someone replied with this YouTube link, which I find very interesting — https://youtu.be/fmyvWz5TUWg

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Hrishi Mittal

Chris Oliver (from Gorails) has a great free series for beginners.

I'm planning some new free tutorials for my newsletter subscribers. DM me if you're interested (don't want to spam the forum with my link).

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Tanaka Mutakwa

Hello

When I was still developing in Ruby on Rails the go to book for learning was Agile Web Development with Rails.

I see there is a latest version book here - pragprog.com/titles/rails6/agile-w...

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Michael

Try Ruby Monk
rubymonk.com/

also LaunchSchool has very good free Ruby resources, and is excellent generally
launchschool.com/books/ruby

Installing ruby is quite tricky initially, suggest research rbenv tool. Suggestion- be very sure how you will uninstall if necessary, before you start installing stuff.

Everything seems a bit easier on Ubuntu imho, normally use macos

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Aaron McCollum

App Academy Open is a free online version of their bootcamp and they teach Ruby/Ruby on Rails. That could be a good place to start.

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mr1990kai

if I'm in your shoes I will go for Udemy wait for special offers and buy the best sell course in ruby alternative free code camp will be just fun really

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AELLA SAI DILEEP REDDY • Edited on

The Ruby on Rails Tutorial book by Michael Hartl is great or beginners.