Sites for Learning
- PluralSight - Great site with hundreds of videos of all kinds of programming, subscription.
- railsapps - Sample apps written in rails
- destroyallsoftware - Screencasts for the more advanced rubyist, vim, emacs, linux, refactoring, testing. No longer producing new episodes but you can download packs that are still relevant.
- Rails Tutorial by Michael Hartl - a series of screencasts, and also the book is online for free
- RubyWeekly - Weekly newsletter rounding up news, cool jobs
- Code Wars - Small problems to solve in the browser, easy to get started and go!
- Ruby Koans - practice ruby by making tests pass, super fun!!!! I redo these every so often
- Exercism.io - small problems you can complete and get peer-reviewed, multiple languages besides ruby.
- Project Euler - small problems you can write in any langauge
- Ruby on Rails Guides - Great resource on the parts of rails.
- APIDock - Look up methods in ruby or rails, link to see source (great way to learn).
- The Ruby Way - written by my buddy Hal Fulton, great book :)
- Eloquent Ruby - Awesome short chapters, I wish I had this 7 years ago.
- Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby: An Agile Primer also known as POODR :)
- Confident Ruby - Advi Grimm, great style to make your code clear and less side effects.
- Metaprogramming Ruby - The back of book “spells” is very good to read
- The RSpec Book - Testing is super fun!
- Pomodoros - Pomordoros, helps focus time and getting things done
- HabitRPG.com - Need some motivation? Task List / Daily Todos in a game interface, level up for real life!
- Kanban Flow - What I use when I want to write out all the tasks for a project and track pomodoros.
Read the source
When using apidock.com click see source code to learn ruby from the rails source
When trying to figure out how gems work, look at tests. If a gem doesn’t have tests, go beat someone over the head then write some yourself. If you are having problems with a gem, look at the issues and see if yours is listed.
Join a local user group
I’ve learned more from this then anything I think, I’ve gotten jobs and made lifelong friends. Look on Meetup.com
Create a study group
I’ve done this a few times, get a few friends together to meet online and work on a project or problems together.
Practice, Practice, Practice
You can’t get good at something if you don’t practice.