I come from a PHP background, but these days, I’m a full-time Rails developer. The difficulty for most people who make the switch lies in the learning curve that’s involved. Once you’ve become proficient in a language or framework, switching to a new one feels like an unnecessary (and time-consuming) challenge. However, learning Ruby and Rails is actually pretty easy! It’s an incredibly powerful framework, and has a huge community pushing it along. So that begs the question: what’s the best way to learn Rails? Here’s a lesson plan. This article details a full lesson plan that will get you up and running in no time! Follow each assignment below in order.