Top 5 Ruby on Rails Tutorials for Beginners

The tagline “a programmer’s best friend” gives an easy impression as to why the Ruby software is so popular.
Yukihiro Matsumoto, Ruby’s creator, has explained Ruby as, “Ruby is simple in appearance, but is very complex inside, just like our human body”. This explains why so many programmers flock to the program. Likewise Ruby on Rails, or RoR, has been met with equal enthusiasm. RoR is the framework built off of Ruby scripting that allows programmers to create applications through the Ruby language. For regular users this is all common knowledge. But what if you are just learning the ropes of RoR? Here are the top five tutorials to help a beginner user out:


1. Ruby on Rails Tutorial

This tutorial by Michael Hart goes through the basics of Ruby on Rails in a very in depth manner, giving the reader a firm grasp on everything you need to know to successfully use RoR. To supplement the information you are also given detailed examples, which will help users make the connection between what they’re reading and how to implement it in real life.

Link: http://ruby.railstutorial.org/ruby-on-rails-tutorial-book

2. Four Days on Rails

This tutorial helps you take you past the broad view of RoR and show you everything in all the nooks and crannies of the program. You can access PDFs of the tutorial in English, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, and a zip format of the code, making it a tutorial that is helpful across the board. It helps to cut past all the fluff information you’ll find online and leave you with useful tools to use RoR successfully.

Link: http://rails.homelinux.org/

3. Beginner’s Guide to Rails

This tutorial is geared toward beginners who know nothing about RoR and are looking to learn all about it through a series of tutorials. Unlike other tutorials which are aimed at people already using RoR, this starts at the very beginning and teaches anything and everything you need to know about constructing applications.

Link: http://godbit.com/article/beginners-guide-to-rails-part-1

4. RailsforZombies.org

This tutorial goes through the basics of RoR with an interesting and fun twist. You watch videos and then you have a period of time after the video to test out what you were just taught. This is great for people that need the hands-on learning experience versus just reading about it.

Link: http://www.codeschool.com/courses/rails-for-zombies


5. Fast Track Web Application Development with Ruby on Rails

This article written by IBM takes you through an overview of RoR. If you aren’t interested in a full in-depth look at RoR, this is a good way to get a grasp of what’s going on without taking a huge chunk of time to sit down and read.

Link: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-rubyrails/

There are a lot of resources out there to learn about the popular Ruby on Rails web application and Ruby language and it can be hard to pick out which resources to utilize. The great thing about all of the above-listed tutorials is that they’re all free and very comprehensive, so they’re a good place to get your feet wet before you dive in!

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