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Learning Rails the Zombie Way
25 Dec 2010 Last updated: Thursday January 31st 2013 This beginner's guide will set up with Ruby 1.9.3, RVM and Rails 3.2.9 and is specifically written for a development environment on Ubuntu 12.04, but will probably work on many other operating systems, including older / newer versions of Ubuntu and Debian. YMMV.
By Peter Cooper / November 14, 2010 AppSumo is an intriguing "bad ass developer bundle" that brings together $1543 of credit for ten different Web app development related resources (most are Ruby focused or have Ruby APIs) for a mere $47 purchase. The services include: Twilio - an API driven telephony service (I use this — it's great) Heroku - the Ruby webapp hosting environment Hoptoad - the errors notification service New Relic - the performance monitoring and application management service As well as Recurly, SendGrid, MongoHQ, SauceLabs, Infochimps and Linode.
By Peter Cooper / November 3, 2010 A few days ago, Burke Libbey , a Winnipeg based Ruby and Rails developer, gave a presentation called Ruby's Object Model: Metaprogramming and Other Magic to the Winnipeg.rb Ruby user group. I though it was interesting enough to embed here.
Just a month ago, David Heinemeier Hansson welcomed Rails' newest core team member , Santiago Pastorino. Strikingly, Santiago only started to contribute code to Rails earlier in the year and it's not every day that DHH is trumpeting someone else's productivity, so I had to catch up with him and learn his story. When did you first get into Ruby programming and how did it occur? I started around mid 2008 when I decided along with my friend José Costa to start our company WyeWorks. I wasn’t deeply familiar with Ruby and Rails at the time since we had to do a bunch of stuff to keep the company alive and focused on what we already knew. We both came from the Java world but we started to tire of it and felt we needed a change so we analyzed what we thought were the more productive and fun technologies to work with.
By Peter Cooper / October 13, 2010 Have you seen Michael Hartl's RailsTutorial.org? It's a free online "book" that walks you through from start to finish with building either a Rails 2.3 or Rails 3.0 app (though a $39 PDF rendering is also available). After finishing the book, Michael set to work on some screencasts covering the same ground in video form and it's now released: the The Ruby on Rails Tutorial screencasts , clocking in at over 15 hours of content, are now live. Michael's project is the latest in a line of self publishing efforts in the Ruby and Rails communities and it's gone down a storm on Hacker News.