So, I have a background in programming in college (C++, VBA) and I am currently trying to shift my career towards web dev, as it's an area I really like.
Now, I've started with Ruby on Rails, and can't help but feel I am only following instructions blindly instead of learning.
For example, I understand the basic structure of how Rails works, where some files are located and the MVC model, but I don't think I would be able to do a website on my own yet (even a very simple example like the "message" examples in code academy) because it started to get too confusing when the "standard controller actions" got introduced.
Again, I feel like I'm just blindly following CodeAcademy's instructions to finish the exercises while not understanding the underlying concepts and why I'm doing things.
My feeling is that this CodeAcademy course is aimed at people who already understand a bit of Rails and just want to follow along a simple example...
Is it just paranoia on my part? Should I just stick with it, or should I look for other resources to learn from before coming back here?