Newly updated for Rails 5, 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 14 individual lessons, one for each chapter of the Ruby on Rails Tutorial book.
Michael Hartl's tutorial is a fundamental element in getting going with Rails. Creating a great tutorial is a feat in an of itself, keeping it updated is really great. I highly recommend anyone starting out (or even refreshing their knowledge) with Rails to get their hands on this tutorial and follow it through. Great work!
by Darryl W on January 01, 2017 at 00:44
If you are just starting your first steps into the ruby on rails world you must read this book. It takes you 'literally' step for step from a "Hello World!" app into a completely functional production website. The level of detailed steps and explanations will simply prevent you from feeling lost anywhere. Even git and heroku commands are repeated each time you use them, which saved me as a beginner a lot of time and frustration. I enjoyed reading the book the first time, and now I am going through it another time.
by Khaled on December 26, 2016 at 14:49
Best online tutorial I found on the internet, with no coding experience before, this book help me go through some of the most fundamental knowledge before I can dig in to real coding experience
by Anh Bui on December 19, 2016 at 04:44
I've been trying to learn rails for a year now and it is just about sinking in. This book along with the screen casts was by far one of the best resources i used. You learn practically how to build an rails app like you were an actual developer. After finishing i had the confidence to build my own after, i didn't have this with some of the books that i worked through. Great book.
by David Rees on December 18, 2016 at 21:50
It s hard to find a training as thorough and complete as this one. I know that learning should be easy but sometimes it is difficult to learn IF the training is not as good as you expected. You have no such thing as this. This is by far the best training. You learn web development like no other site will claim. It s easy to follow and you cannot miss it.
by Chris A on December 18, 2016 at 15:39
Amazing book. First RoR book or course that I was able to finish. Wrote with a ton of clarity, I would highly recommend it.
by Joseph Miller on December 18, 2016 at 06:15
I started learning Java at my local college and wanted to learn Ruby on a friend's advice. I couldn't be happier. This is really a great learning tool.
by Bruno R. on December 17, 2016 at 23:56
Michael does a really good job of teaching Rails by creating a deep, almost-production-ready application, complete with many features and concepts that virtually every Rails app needs to consider--not only users and login, but email verification, password recovery and reset, and security. The Ruby on Rails Tutorial doesn't make any assumptions about the technical experience of the reader, giving great explanations of new concepts, and when appropriate, pointing the reader to additional online resources about various topics. I strongly recommend this book for anyone looking for a deep introduction to Rails.
by Ed R on December 17, 2016 at 19:51
An already great book, even better up to date. A different take on what could be a dry manual, as different as Tau is to Pi.
by morton p on December 17, 2016 at 19:42
I have checked tons of tutorials and books online and this one is definetely the best book i have read so far. It teaches advance topics with easy to follow parts and gives you solid foundation to jump to more advance topics. I strongly advice you to check learnenough.com where you can find other tutorials by Michael , which are as useful as this book, and check other peoples answers on chapter questions to increase your understanding of the topic. I always go back to this book to check some piece of code or a topic which i forgot after a period of time. I strongly advice any junior developer to go through Ruby on Rails tutorial as soon as they decided to learn Rails. I cannot recommend this book enough/
by C C on December 17, 2016 at 15:54
Pros: I loved that I could follow the book with much ease. It was nice that it included testing. Cons: I feel like there's space for more projects instead of just 1 big one
by RS on December 17, 2016 at 12:07
As a aspiring developer it's easy to get a little stuck trying to progress through what is often well documented but strange, unfamiliar terrain with maze like properties.. I have a plan, and idea that I think is pretty snazzy and Im teaching myself, the onus is on me to priorities learning and fill skills deficits in the face of different versions opinions and my own capacity to manage all the information and my own expectations. The Rails tutorials specifically the establishing of a development environment has been really key to my momentum and as a result moral and motivation. If you are new to all of this the Rails tutorials along with the 'learn enough' bite sized lesson are a great place to build knowledge and confidence.
by Dean Frederick on December 17, 2016 at 11:56
I'm a 5 years exp PHP dev. Recently I have to take a Rails project and to me, Rails is something too magic, too tricky which I don't think it's good for my project. But after read the book online, I found that Rails is not very hard, not very tricky, and magic or not - it's all up to you. The book covers Rails from beginning level to advanced. It's very interesting book for me. Hope you would like it
by Tu on December 17, 2016 at 11:32
Mich’s method is potentially a breakthrough in learning which should be adapted and improved upon in all realms of learning. It’s simply sublime!
by Iraneuso on December 17, 2016 at 11:21
Ruby on Rails Tutorial teach you anything about command line, ROR, Git, Heroku.... Thanks Michael Hartl!
by Toan Pham on December 17, 2016 at 09:31
Acquistato il miglior tutorial aggiornato alla versione 5 di Ruby on Rails.
by Andrea - Italy on December 17, 2016 at 08:33
This tutorial is the most thorough and accurate one I've seen. The explanations are detailed, relevant, and informative. The code examples actually work which is not always the case in tutorials. All frameworks should be taught this way. I normally get bored pretty quickly with these types of tutorials but Michael's book has kept me interested all the way through.
by Stan C on December 17, 2016 at 07:33 Verified Buyer
I've read many books about web development but only when I've read this book I understood that I can make my own startup. Author in very nice and easy to understand manner explain how to use git, github, heroku, testing and other very important and hard to understand things. Now I'm on 6th lesson and I want to learn RoR even more than it was before I begin to read this book. Sorry for my English, but I'm sure you understood what I mean. This book is the best start for learning web development.
by Aleksiej on December 17, 2016 at 07:24
Does a decent job explaining fundamentals. I read the first version way back when. This one explains newer features. One of the best language books. The content covers different parts of the Ruby and Rails from simple things to complex details. Great!
by John on December 17, 2016 at 05:15
This is a great book for learning rails. Really enjoyed it. I am a php developer mainly and I had no problems working with this book. So great. I recommend it to everyone.
by Tyler C on December 17, 2016 at 04:26