Rails noob journey


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I've been wanting to learn Rails since ages ago, but, you know, life was getting in the way (or me, rather).

A couple of weeks ago I decided to start a side-project related to another side-project. Sounds like an entry for a GitHub Graveyard, I know. Just bear with me.

My initial side-project was a personal finance blog in Spanish called "Perro Dinero" (has a special meaning in Spanish, but in English, it's just something like "money dog").

It started as a way to document my learning because my memory betrays me since I can remember (pun intended). My blog is still running, constantly updating it, and now it has two objectives:

  • Document my finance and investments learnings
  • Help other people improve their financial lives

I won't go further into explaining this side project, all you need to know is that it's about personal finance, it's in Spanish, my dog appears in every post ๐Ÿถ, and you can visit it here ๐Ÿ‘‡

What does it have to do with Rails? Well, my brother and I are creating an app to help people get into long-term investing. No, we're not taking your money, just helping you decide what to invest in given your objectives.

Both of us have many years developing in Grails, the JVM version of Rails, and we both had the curiosity to see how working in Rails is/feels (we're big fans of DHH and Jason Fried, too). So we decided to create it with Rails.

We've encountered a few issues that took us from an hour to a couple of days to fix, and I just want to document them, as plainly and simply as possible.

So, yeah, expect some short Rails ramblings for the next few weeks.

Read you soon! ๐Ÿ‘‹