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suyesh bhandari
suyesh bhandari
15,328 Points

Should i do ruby foundations or ruby on rails first?

lil confused on what to do first

3 Answers

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

It's up to you, some people perfer the project-first approach and do the Build a Simple Ruby on Rails site course first, other people perfer the fundatmentals-first approach and do the Ruby Foundations course first.

It's a matter of teaching style, at Treehouse they favor the project-first approach. The creators of some of the other resources I've linked to here favor a fundamentals-first approach.

Different teaching styles are one of the major reasons I suggest everyone learn from multiple sources. Different people learn differently and different resources use different teaching methods, so sample broadly and use what you find works best for you.

I'd suggest you supplement your Treehouse learning with one of these introductory course's on Ruby.

Ruby has many different applications than just web development (eg. Ruby on Rails). If you want to learn about making a web application, start with Ruby on Rails. You don't necessarily need to complete the Ruby Foundations tutorial to know how to use Rails.