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The Ruby community welcomes you.
It's customary to install Ruby on your own laptop, and we debated for a long time before using a virtual machine. You can continue to use the RailsBridge virtual machine if you wish, but we encourage you to have your own set of tools. The Ruby site offers several options on its installation page.
For a quick review of what we learned today, watch Ruby in 100 Minutes.
Once you've got Ruby basics down, the best way to learn is to make a practice project. Projects take you off the smooth path of a tutorial and out into the exciting wild lands. Pick a problem you care about. Start small and spiral out.
Ruby on Rails is a web framework, that is, a set of libraries and tools to make a dynamic website. Come to the RailsBridge Rails workshop to learn more. If you want to get started on your own, thoughtbot's Ruby Learning Trail maps out the route.
There's a wealth of tutorials and resources for learning Ruby and Rails. Here are the ones we recommend starting with.
Bootcamps are intensive full-time programs. There are several in our area.