Rails 2.1 introdcution with scaffolding

Okay, after settig up rails 2.1 we are now ready to start our rails journey. So lets begin with a simple blog application. If you are thinking why are we not following the tradition of “Hello World” project here,  the answer is simple, because you can find it all over the internet. For the sake of simplicity of this beginner introduction we assume we just want to create posts and add comments to our blog. No categories and no other bells and whistles, because the main point is to learn rails 2.1 neither to learn how to create a blog. Continue reading Rails 2.1 introdcution with scaffolding

How to install Rails 2.1 on Ubuntu in 5 steps

I thought it would be a good idea to start with actually installation of rails 2.1, as many latest linux distributions don’t come with the latest version of rails which includes Ubuntu 8.04. So in this how to we will cover installation of rails 2.1 on Ubuntu 8.04. Continue reading How to install Rails 2.1 on Ubuntu in 5 steps

Rails 2.1 tutorial series is coming

As I mentioned earlier I will start writing some rails tutorials in my Post “Why Django is more attractive then Rails?“. So now I have created this separate rails tutorial section which will serve as a TOC for all my rails tutorial posts. I have decided to start with a simple todo app. One thing to note here is we will be using rails 2.1 (which is the latest version of rails), so I might also write how you can install rails 2.1 on your machine. Sorry for the confusion that I wrote in my earlier article that we will be using rails 2.0. But any how its rails 2.x which is very very different then rails 1.x, so I hope my effort will not be wasted and it will be of some benefit for some newbies converting to rails out there.

One more thing I am not a rails advocate or something, I am just a developer who wants to help newbies. The reason I am writing these rails tutorials is because there is a lot of information for django and other frame works but I think rails lack a simple introduction which can help a newbie understand rails better.

So, I am not sure right now how much articles I will be writing to complete the tutorial but we will go in steps, which means I am not going to write a long article at once.  So stay tuned please I am almost finished with my first post and it will be here soon.