I’m not technical person learning ruby and ruby on rails last 2-3 month, I started with concept of programming and slowly build on that, I learned about databases about architecture concepts like MVC, REST, HTTP Methods (GET, POST, DELETE, PUT)Anyway, ruby its beautiful language and Rails even better Framework. Looking forward crating my own apps with it.
I got to learn Ruby as first programming language mostly because to many people I respect pointed my to that direction. 9 months ago
Yes, rails is all CRUD and great and just plain not worth it. It’s primarily hype now, and on top of that, it’s written in ruby.
Why’s book, which he subsequently took off the internet in what the kids today call “waaaah butthurt” (or maybe that was last year or 2 years ago who cares, it’s lame, and so is ruby) teaches ruby by talking about foxes in chapter one, star faced monkeys in chapter 2 (and ham) and then there’s a dead girl and a nazi space dude and a neighbor who can’t speak properly in the morning and afternoon. I know NO ruby after Why’s book. I know about foxes, star faced monkeys…
Rails for Zombies was a good course, but basically, taught me that all of this can be done in other frameworks which I like, are not written in useless “let’s redo python” languages (ruby) and are much more fun.
Look, you may like Rails and Ruby. Cool. Do it. I don’t, and it was not worth doing. I don’t use it now and I don’t plan on using it ever. I’ll write my own framework if I need to, based on solid tech that may be influenced by rails, but isn’t. (I find django to be a bit too focused for what I do.)
Anyway. Rails, no. 11 months ago