Debuting in 2004, Ruby on Rails has become one of the most powerful and popular tools for building dynamic web applications. Before this project, I have never coded in Ruby, but I was eager to start. After searching for tutorials, books and applications, I stumbled upon a book named RUBY ON RAILS TUTORIAL (3RD ED.)Learn Web Development with Rails by Michael Hartl. With this book, no prior knowledge of Ruby is needed, although it is recommended to have a background in HTML and prior programming experience. Walk-throughs on basic programs are described in thorough detail in chapters one and two.
While reading the intro, the author recommended to those that have never coded or necessarily seen Ruby first hand, to use the site Try Ruby and see how this language works. This application was created by Code School, an online teaching site. In fifteen minutes I was able to learn the beginning of the basics and thoroughly enjoy doing so. A prompt screen was given along with directions on the side to explain what to input, what each input does, how to access the input l later on and what the input means. I look forward learning more about this language and being able to see what I am able to produce.