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Hard time understanding Ruby on Rails introductory course
Is it just me? I find the course on "Build a Simple Ruby on Rails Application" very hard to understand. Mind you I don't mean following the instruction, that part is very simple. But I can't fully appreciate the meaning behind all the actions taken. I find it a shame because Ruby on Rails seems like such a nice and powerful framework, does things get better later in the course? I find it not worthwhile if I can't apply the concept and make something on my own.Any recommendation? or shall I stick with the track to the end and see.
Denny KuCourses Plus Student 7,437 Points
I had the same problem during that period. But later I found learning RoR can't only rely on Treehouse Course. Maybe you can try the book "Rails Tutorial"( Reading it on-line is free.), it's more easier and painless for beginner ,or at least, for me :P Besides , I guess that's because on "Build a Simple Ruby on Rails Application", we use "scaffold" to generate our codes,this means RoR won't tell many details about how this app come to us. While we learn more and more ,everything will become clear :)
I think you should just skip the RoR Intro Course and continue on the track. Treehouse's tracks seem to start off with an example project, then go back and explain the basics. For example, in HTML they start off with How to Make a Website, then they do HTML and CCS Foundations after. A bit backwards.
It's the same with RoR. Intro course then Foundations. The problem with the RoR intro course is that it's too confusing. But after that is done, the track goes to Git Basics, Console Foundations and Ruby Foundations.
Treehouse had some technical difficulties recently and they unlocked the current track people are in. I am able to skip. I wish they kept the tracks unlocked permanently.