I learned Rails from a Rails expert that did not know Ruby very well :( I learned so much Ruby just from messing around in Rails console.
Originally posted on Erik Jenks:
The Internet has said it over and over. Did I listen? Not right away. The almighty Interwebs have said “LEARN RUBY FIRST!” Nah, I do things my way, I do what I want. I should have listened.
I spent the past week and a half sitting down, learning the basics of Ruby, and guess what. Rails makes SO MUCH MORE SENSE NOW! So I should have listened to the wise words of those who have come before me.
Actually, I think that attempting to learn Rails before Ruby helped some. I understood some of the concepts, but then after diving deep into Ruby it all started to click.
The use of hashes, arrays, classes, and all the verbiage that came with Ruby became a snowball in my mind. Once the ball began rolling I was able to comprehend even more. I went back through some of my projects that I…
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