I have been programming using PHP for more than a decade now. It was the first programming language I learnt, and I have continued to build most of the software in the last few years using PHP. I have tried various PHP frameworks. Laravel, CodeIgniter, CakePHP, Symfony, Yii and Slim. Laravel and CodeIgniter being my choice of framework most of the times.
I was looking to start two new side projects in 2021. Having worked with PHP for a long time now, I decided it was time to learn something new. It’s always good to see what other languages had to offer, and since these were side projects, I did not have to weigh a lot on pros/cons. Rails has always fascinated me as a language. I last worked on Rails 8 years ago, and I enjoyed my experience.
It definitely did not feel like riding a bicycle. I had to start at level 0.
TryRuby: Learn programming with Ruby was my first stop. Armed with a lot of built in functions knowledge and syntax for how to loop through data, I was ready to now install rails and get started.
Ruby on Rails Guides has been my goto to learn rails. Very well written and easy to understand.
I am hoping to talk more about the project by the end of Feb. 🤞🏻