Jake Worth

What is the best way to learn Rails?

June 14, 20161 min read

Original post: https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-best-way-to-learn-rails/answer/Jake-Worth

Assuming you are interested in learning on your own, versus a more formal route like a code bootcamp:

Ruby on Rails Tutorial (3rd Ed.) is the gold standard. There are lots of other options, but this resource is what I and many professional Rails developers I know started with.

I’d recommend the Hartl tutorial for one reason— you actually write code on your computer. As great as the in-browser code schools are, there’s no substitute for installing the libraries, opening a text editor, and running a local server. That’s what developing in Rails is actually like, and the Hartl tutorial shows you how it’s done.

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