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This guide is designed for beginners who want to get started with a Rails application from scratch.
If you have no prior experience with Ruby, you will find a very steep learning curve diving straight into Rails.
There are several curated lists of online resources for learning Ruby: Be aware that some resources, while still excellent, cover versions of Ruby as old as 1.6, and commonly 1.8, and will not include some syntax that you will see in day-to-day development with Rails.
Rails is a web application development framework written in the Ruby language.
It is designed to make programming web applications easier by making assumptions about what every developer needs to get started.
It allows you to write less code while accomplishing more than many other languages and frameworks.
Experienced Rails developers also report that it makes web application development more fun. It makes the assumption that there is a "best" way to do things, and it's designed to encourage that way - and in some cases to discourage alternatives.
If you learn "The Rails Way" you'll probably discover a tremendous increase in productivity.
If you persist in bringing old habits from other languages to your Rails development, and trying to use patterns you learned elsewhere, you may have a less happy experience.
The Rails philosophy includes two major guiding principles: The best way to read this guide is to follow it step by step.
All steps are essential to run this example application and no additional code or steps are needed.
By following along with this guide, you'll create a Rails project called A number of tools exist to help you quickly install Ruby and Ruby on Rails on your system.