Ruby on Rails Resources



Rails Installation Guide: I used this one to install on my Windows OS because I attended a RailsBridge event. I found it easy to follow. 

Ruby Gems:

Bundler provides a consistent environment for Ruby projects by tracking and installing the exact gems and versions that are needed.

Learn Ruby:

TryRuby Really fun way to get introduced to the language. Great layout&design and user friendly.
Ruby on Codecademy: Very well written and easy to follow.
Ruby Programming on Odin:
Ruby Monk:
Ruby the hard way: It really is hard. Especially if you don’t have a programming background.
Ruby in 100 minutes:
Chris Pine
Master Ruby blocks
Bastards book of Ruby
Ruby Newbie Odin Gist

Learn Rails:

Rails for Zombies: Really excellent lessons. Read more here.
Tech Talent South Rails Beginner Lesson:
Michael Hartl’s Tutorial:
Ruby on Rails on Odin:

Ruby Help


Atlanta Ruby Users Group:


Ruby Regular Expression Editor:


Rails for Zombies | Code School

I just completed the Rails for Zombies by Codeschool. It’s a FANTASTIC way to learn how Rails 4 works. The professor Gregg Pollack is great at explaining the code and how models are connected to controllers to views. The course Rails for Zombies Redux is free, includes 5 lessons, and follows the following structure: video lesson, 4-5 exercises to practice what you learn, wrap-up video.

There’s exercises after every video lesson that let you practice what Gregg explains in the video so you can apply what you learned. I highly recommend watching the video lessons more than once and have a pen and paper in hand (or whatever you use to take notes) to write down his clear explanations.

Here are some screenshots:

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rails for zombies codeschool

After completing the course, you can add a completion badge to your LinkedIn profile. I highly recommend this course to anyone learning Rails, and especially for before tackling the Hartl tutorial.