The Ruby on Rails Tutorial book and screencast series teach you how to develop and deploy real, industrial-strength web applications with Ruby on Rails, the open-source web framework that powers top websites such as Twitter, Hulu, GitHub, and the Yellow Pages. The Ruby on Rails Tutorial book is available for free online and is available for purchase as an ebook (PDF, EPUB, and MOBI formats). The companion screencast series includes 12 individual lessons, one for each chapter of the Ruby on Rails Tutorial book. All purchases also include a free copy of the Solutions Manual for Exercises, with solutions to every exercise in the book.
This book makes me RoR programmer in a week. Perfect book for everyone want learn RoR.
by BANG KI-YOUNG on August 22, 2015 at 20:58 Verified Buyer
This book enabled me to get started with RoR, and I am now working as a junior RoR developer and earning great money doing it. Thanks Michael.
by Abram on August 22, 2015 at 20:09
by Yared Getachew on August 22, 2015 at 19:27
Instrumental in my learning of ROR. This tutorial is easy to follow and contains real-world examples. If you looking to learn, I suggest follow to the letter and then reflect back to confirm concepts are comprehended. This takes a little longer it seems but once you get it - your done and can build on previous lessons.
by M.S. on August 22, 2015 at 18:00 Verified Buyer
This book started me on the path to becoming a professional web developer. Hartl is thorough, detailed and keeps it low level enough for beginners. I have access to his digital e-book and examples including updates. There are plenty of examples and if you complete them you'll have a good base to continue moving forward!
by LeRoy G on August 22, 2015 at 17:59
As a Rubyist who was looking to learn Rails, this book was the most practical and informational guide in to jumping right in. Would definitely recommend.
by John on August 22, 2015 at 17:55
This book is great at no matter your experience level. Many tutorials, do a lot of hand waving over parts of code, saying "you can learn this later" or something similar. Hartl, goes through the things that you will need to know and lets you know the code that really can just be "rails magic." After taking a couple other good rails tutorials, I took this one and it truly has helped me to solidify what is happening and how to create something of my own, not just run through tutorials. Also it is a great reference for the after you have gotten a handle on creating apps, but forgot that "one thing."
by Josiah M. on August 22, 2015 at 17:26
Awesome tutorial. I'm in the process of converting the app from the tutorial in a web app that automates business processes for the charter school I work for.
by Anthony M. on August 22, 2015 at 16:35
I have always read your tutorial and I make sure to get all the latest versions. I recommend anyone who wants to learn web development to read the Ruby on Rails Tutorial
by alex shyaka on August 22, 2015 at 16:31
This is my go-to reference for Rails. Even when I'm using other resources to work on a specific project I find myself coming back to this tutorial all the time. Couldn't ask for a more solid and easy to understand product. Love it!
by Beau on August 22, 2015 at 14:47
Good work ! I started this tutorial, and continued to study ruby used links Thanks to author !
by Vl on August 22, 2015 at 14:01
These are some keywords I would associate with this book. Mr. Hartl is an awesome instructor: down-to-earth, patient and generous. He is the one who taught me all the basic skills that are required to be able to build and deploy a professional-grade Rails app. Thanks to him and this book, now I can design and create Rails apps spontaneously and confidently. Before finding this book, I was trying to learn coding at a bunch of online courses such as CS50, Coursera, Code Academy, etc. I had zero computer background. Despite all the time and effort I put into learning coding, I was still at a loss when it comes to actually creating something from scratch, which was supposed to be my ultimate goal. As I look back, I think a major problem was my lack of "problem solving skills" to keep on moving towards whatever I wanted to do. Then I decided to try this book after I read a few blog posts saying good things about Mr. Hartl's book. His writing style is awesome because: - he can put himself in a beginner coder's shoes, - he never skips any small steps that we need to understand, which are often second nature to advanced developers, and - he shows us useful techniques in every aspect of developing a Rails app, not only coding. That is my first impression when I first read this book. And I purchased his screencast later, which was even better. I was able to see exactly what he would do on his computer. If you like this book, I strongly recommend purchasing his screencast as well. To sum up, I would say this book is indispensable for all the Rails developers unless you are already an expert.
by Masa Nishiguchi on August 22, 2015 at 13:13 Verified Buyer
I am only 25% through this wonderful book and already know more than I learned from the previous 4 books I've attempted to understand. Michael has done a tremendous job moving us along at a pace that magically works. Kudos to you, Michael; and thanks!! -- rob
by Rob L on August 22, 2015 at 12:46
Excellent Ruby on Rails tutorial. Perfect for beginners!
by Kamila on August 22, 2015 at 11:50 Verified Buyer
I bought this book on railstutorial.org. I had been looking for an introduction to Ruby on Rails, having had some experience with other web frameworks like Django and Cakephp. Michael's book came out near the top on Google so I thought I would give it a shot - I am really glad I did. The book leads you step-by-step in building a small twitter-like application. Michael explains every aspect for developing a fully functioning web application including a comprehensive section on security, users and sessions that can be used as a starting point for future projects. Other subjects covered include git version control, TDD (Test driven development) and live implementation using Heroku.
by Peter Gibson on August 22, 2015 at 11:12 Verified Buyer
Great introduction to web development and Ruby on Rails. Michael does a great job of explaining everything that is being done and why.
by Denis on August 22, 2015 at 10:05
With this fantastic ebook I had learned the basics knowledgements in Ruby on Rails, I like this powerful framework to make my web apps. Thanks to Michael by this fantastic work. Regards.
by Carlos on August 22, 2015 at 09:05
The best book on rails out there.
by FStien on August 22, 2015 at 08:33
Great resource, I still use it from time to time if I need to remember how to implement a method (or a better way to implement an idea I was thinking about it. Recommend it for anyone who is beginning with RoR
by R_B on August 22, 2015 at 07:21
I learned Rails on my own. I tried different books such as one by O'Reilly. But this one is hands down the best one of the lot. I make a living now by doing Rails, and looking back I can say this is the book that helped me the most in getting up to speed on it. Michael has a knack for explaining technical subject matter with the right amount of depth and detail while still ensuring that the reader won't lose the main point of it all. Love this book!
by Bruce P on August 22, 2015 at 05:46 Verified Buyer