I’ve just finished watching Dustin’s Ruby on rails course last week – and the new things I’ve learnt are still sinking in.
PluralSight is a great resource, it has a huge library of online training and I have used them from time to time to learn new technologies and methodologies.
And so I jumped on the opportunity to check a new course by Dustin Davis – a ruby on rails introduction for .NET developers.
In 2 hours and 39 minutes Dustin shows just enough of Ruby and Rails to create a website from the data layer (SQL) up to the html views.
The course consists from 6 parts the first being a short (and to the point) introduction followed by a chapter on Ruby that manages to teach a new language without being trivial, afterwards a dive into the Rails framework, chapters on views and Active Record and finally a “putting it all together” section that uses the lessons learnt during this course to create a fully functional web site.
This course is intended for .NET developers with some web development under their wing – ASP.NET WebForms/MVC, but you don't need to be an expert that written a Facebook clone in order to benefit from this training.
I found this course interesting and informative – and after finishing it I know just enough Rails to start using it – should the opportunity arise.
I recommend this course to .NET developers that want to learn a new way of creating websites along with the added benefit of learning a new language – it won’t make an expert out of you but afterwards you would look on web development in a different way.