Learning on Rails
Learning is an interesting thing. As I grow older I find myself paying far more attention to how I learn. It's a journey that's different for everyone.
These past five years Ember has been my world. Seriously, I just got back from another conference and I'm to speak at a meetup this month on Ember. When I had heard Ember took alotof inspiration from Ruby on Rails I never paid it much mind. Now I wonder if learning Ember would have been easier after understandingThe Rails Doctrine. In it are many familiar topics such asConvention over Configuration, but also a familiar folder structure, CLI tool generators, and smart defaults for things that can be assumed.
I never felt a need to venture outside of my bubble before. But by intentionally doing so, I realized the bubble only harmed by ability to learn rather than protect me in some way. There's no need to be afraid of learning. You never know just how much it may help you.
Finally, I encourage you to document and share what you learn. I've publishedmy hello world's in both Ruby and Railsand highly recommendrubyonrail.org's Getting Started guideif you'd like to get started with Rails and learn something fun.