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Hittin' the Tracks with Rails

Well, more like a "Ruby" and "Ruby on Rails" scenario, if you know what I mean.

Anyway, here's a comic that I wish I could create:

Getting back to the topic, I've been going through the Codecademy's track for Ruby to understand the concepts for Ruby (I went through all 10 courses they had within 11 hours), then studied up with and Rails Tutorial book to get a grasp on Rails. I've been working on that book for about 2 days now, and it has really shown me the in's and out's of a basic dynamic rails structure. I'm on Chapter 7 right now.

All I can say is that Ruby seems very robust, but Rails seems very picky.

It is a different standard from what I'm used to with PHP. Whereas Rails is extremely picky with "only my way works" (kind of like older HTML), I'm used ti the PHP mindset where "if you have an idea, there are about 50 ways to create it". Personally, I still like the PHP way, but I haven't given up on RoR yet, but I like the MVC procedures that Rails incorporates (and now that I can finally use git for a good reason). You can checkout my progress at or even view my github releases at

On the lighter side, I've created a "Skillset Chart" on my blog showing off some of my skillsets and how experienced I am with them. Just view the middle right section of my blog layout to view it.

Tags:#fatcats #rails #ruby #ror #php #html #github