This Ruby Resource Handbook Below
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- Find learning materials that teach the basics of Ruby. You can start by visiting our “resources” section for Ruby and looking at each of the “beginner” resources.
- Install Ruby on your local machine and start practicing.
- Creating a Rails app will give you more practical hands-on experience with Ruby. You should definitely learn the basics of Rails.
- Start creating small projects or apps by following tutorials.
- By the intermediate stage, you should be able to fully understand Ruby classes, as well as all of the various tools such as arrays, hashes, methods, etc.
- Build you own basic Ruby on Rails app and launch it live to Heroku, Digital Ocean, AWS Lightsail, or something similar.
- You should know what MVC means and be able to explain it to others.
- You should be starting to learn the more advanced features of both Ruby and Rails at this point.
- By this stage, you should be very familiar with if not a master of Ruby documentation. You should be able to comfortably review the documentation for various unknown functions to quickly and easily get a grasp for what they do.
- Start focusing on optimization and performance. The goal is not just to code something that works, but something that works both correctly and efficiently.
- It's time to refactor---find old code you have written and see if there is a faster / more efficient way of making it happen.
- If you haven't, please start your study of Rails. But you already started your study of Rails, right?
- Consider creating your own Ruby Gem!
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