Would learning Ruby and Ruby on Rails give a good foundation?


#1

Hi there forum,

Would learning Ruby and Ruby on Rails be enough theory and practice to really start working on your own projects? I was thinking about going through the courses several times, to really get the hang of it. But, I REALLY want a solid foundation in programming with a language like Ruby. So should I continue learning here on Codecademy and after a good amount of time pick up some of my own projects? Or should I continue to learn here on Codecademy and then pick up some books, or continue with other tutorials?


#2

i would do both, do the tutorials on codecademy and other sites, and implant this idea's in your own projects, you can install ruby + rails on your computer


#3

Thank you! My feelings was towards this as well. I guess that going into the fields of algorithms, logical methods, data communications, database systems, effective parallel programming and such is necessary to really get a grip on it too?


#4

databases system is important for rails, algorithms is good to know. The rest you can learn, but shouldn't be the primary focus


#5

Awesome, thank you for good response time and responses! Any suggestions on where I'd start with the databases? Perhaps learning HTTP/RESTful with Rails is a must too?


#6

not in the beginning, rails will manage a lot for you :slight_smile: