The results of the Rails hosting survey has been released thanks to Planet Argon. Last time it was done 3 years ago and it seems since that a lot of things has changed. Over 1.200 people from the community took the time to answer some questions about how they use Rails, how they develop in it and what kind of hosting environment they prefer. (more...)
August 17, 2012 by szabcsee
June 4, 2012 by szabcsee
A short story and a problem, how you develop an application if it needs to use an already existing database structure? Rails generates models,controllers and does scaffolding with close to no effort but what if you have your on ideas about database structure? And without Rails you need something to make Ruby work on the web. Let's find answers. (more...)
January 26, 2012 by szabcsee
I have just finished the first part of the Rails for Zombies tutorial at Code School. Thanks to Envy Labs for creating such a great and fun tutorial and packing so much information into this interactive digestible video course.
Head over to code school and go through this free course which can really boost your understanding of Rails and give some ideas what are we going to deal with here (I mean the code not the brain eating zombies).
January 19, 2012 by szabcsee
If you are not sure why should you use Ruby and the Rails framework as a programming language of choice or you simply want to know more about your favourite programming language than watch this video. (more...)
January 6, 2012 by szabcsee
If you would like to see what Rails capable of or try out some applications written in Rails or looking for a good basis for your new project than opensourcerails.com can be a great help for you.
This website collects some great open source projects written in Rails what you can take apart and put it back together, play with it or do whatever you want. It can be an enormous help to see some working code and examine it. You can use them to learn how to deploy applications or to find solutions for some coding problem.
January 5, 2012 by szabcsee
After getting through the first steps of installing Rails I wanted to jump into deep water but definitely not without a guide. One of the most recommended book to start out with Rails is the Agile Web Development with Rails from Sam Ruby, Dave Thomas and Rails own father David Heinemeier Hansson.
The book takes you through the steps of installation some basic concepts a few examples and short practices and then delivers a kinda "real life" tutorial of developing a shopping cart for an imaginary client. The explanations are very easy to follow and understand and I basically flew through half of the book and got stuck somewhere the shopping cart part. Some of the conventions the book uses I think already changed in the latest Rails version but maybe I'm wrong. However if you are looking for a good Rails tutorial which teaches you the basics and more than this book is a must have.
Later on I will write more about this book and its examples as currently I'm trying to work through the tutorial and build my simple web shopping cart (this is what you build in this book).
January 2, 2012 by szabcsee
Get up & running with Rails
I've had several issues with Rails before being able to make it work on nearly all platforms. First time I tried Rails it was on my iMac with OSX Tiger and it took me days to dig through forums and tutorials to find out what was missing and which is the correct way for which Rails version as there are plenty. Now again I ran into a problem with Ubuntu although it was more about installing Win7 and Ubuntu in the wrong order and messing things up. So this time Ruby and Rails was innocent. However I found Railsinstaller.org and decided now that I have a Win7 and I'm really eager to get working with Rails, I'm going to take this shortcut, forget about rvm and everything, just get a quick fast development environment ready and get coding. And it happened just like this. (more...)
December 2, 2011 by szabcsee
I think one of the trickiest thing with Rails is getting started. I did play around with it a few times on OSX and Windows and the installation was never that simple. If you want to get into PHP you can just do it by installing LAM, MAMP or uploading your php file to a web server. Ruby requires a bit more preparation. (more...)
November 28, 2011 by szabcsee
Hello fellow Rails enthusiast!
Let me introduce myself. I'm Szabolcs Bökönyi a Hungarian designer who is very interested in web application development and learning Ruby on Rails. I have been designing, managing and developing websites for a couple of years now and would like to extend my knowledge by getting into Ruby on Rails. Join me on the journey.
I have very basic experience and knowledge of programming. I'm good with HTML/CSS and occasionally I get my hands dirty with PHP but here I will start from scratch and would like to produce a nice, clear, easy to understand documentation of my learning process. It should be a dialog rather than a diary so I encourage you to share your thoughts and ideas and comments or help me out if you know better. We should build this blog together and I'm sure it can be great help for all of us starting out with Ruby and Rails.