Cool stuff, Rails Tutorial.org has been updated to support Rails 4.0. This is great news as the rails tutorial site is the first place I tend to send people who are interested in learning rails. Great stuff from Michael!
A friend of mine Tarential on IRC wrote a great article on why to choose Ruby on Rails from a PHP programmers persepective. I admit that I know a lot of this stuff already, but there’s been a lot of stuff in the past 6 months or so, so it’s nice to have some of the new stuff explained in a simple and concise manner.
So, who am I to be teaching Ruby on Rails? Good question. I’m a(n ex) PHP developer who has spent the last three months, full time, learning the RoR technology stack and using it to build a browser based CRM application for a startup I co-founded. This hardly makes me an expert, but I have a very good idea of what seems new and strange coming to Rails from PHP land.
You can read the full article here: Why I Choose Rails: A Long-Time PHP Developer’s Opinion
The Ruby Source site has a nice look at all the new stuff in Ruby 2.0
With Ruby 2.0 set to be released on February 24th, exactly on the 20th anniversary of Ruby’s first debut, I decided to write this article to give you a quick rundown of some of the most interesting changes. And if you would like to experiment with this version before the official release, you can do so by following the instructions in this article.
Looks like Jason Seifer has put out a really great Rake Tutorial for those who aren’t 100% (read: me) on this whole “rake” thing
By now you have the knowledge to accomplish much with Rails. We will use that knowledge to build a website from scratch similar in functionality to http://reddit.com.
Learning a new programming language or system generally go faster if you have a specific goal in mind, and (in general) a typical “hello world” works great, until you decide you need user logins and permissions and suddenly things get a lot harder. This helps that a lot.
Congrats to the Jetbrains team for another great looking release. As always you can hit the What’s New page for all the new bits. A few highlights:
- SASS, Slim and Sinatra
- MongoDB and Mongoid
- Rails Engines
- (My favorite) “Renaming model magic” for more awesome refactoring
- Improved Mac support with native help and retina display support
Note that 4.5 is a free update for everyone who purchased their RubyMine license after July 18, 2011.