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Werner Echezuría

I've been programming in Ruby for almost 10 years, a few suggestions I might tell you:

  • I believe the best way of learning Ruby on Rails is through the book: Agile Web Development with Rails, it starts with an example app which I think it's very instructive.

  • Ruby has its flaws, it's good to recognize them from the beginning, that will help you in the future, being a dynamic language can be frustrating sometimes, the way the community compensates that is through unit testing, you need to tests a lot, things that with a static language you don't need to.

  • Avoid metaprogramming as much as you can, might seems pretty cool but in the end the code turns out a little bit hard to follow for your coworkers.

If you need any help feel free to contact me.

Best regards.

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Ben Lovy Author

Thank you so much, this is great. Will definitely keep this comment around.