After I completed the Pragmatic course and did the Hartl book, I signed up for Ryan Bates’ RailsCasts.com screencast series- This was a game changer. I could now watch his screencasts and be able to add almost any features I wanted to my app. Twitter authentication/login? Took me a couple of hours to sort out. And I loved it. I was starting to design data models and think about the overall architecture of my applications and enjoying every minute of it.