NOTE: There is a newer version of the Ruby on Rails Tutorial available here
by Alex F on December 16, 2016 at 15:17
I discovered Ruby on Rails last year and I used it for creating a webpage for my final degree project. I was so fascinated with RoR than I decided to start learning it. Fortunately I discovered the Ruby on Rails tutorial, that helped me to became a new user of the world of Rails. Now, I am waiting for my print copy of the new edition of the tutorial covering Rails5, that has run out of copies in amazon.
by Zac S on December 16, 2016 at 14:59
As always, Michael Hartl gives a solid and interesting introduction to Rails 5. Please note though, that this book provides a solid basis for developing, and will be a oft dog eared reference for years to come.
by Sait Mesutcan Ilhaner on December 16, 2016 at 14:56
It'll take you step by step showing all you need to know to start developing your own Rails application. Well structured, organised tutorial with well thought out examples. If you want to learn Ruby on Rails, this is a great start!
by Chris V on December 16, 2016 at 14:44
Excellent source for getting started with rails and really understanding how things work. Michael has an easy to follow style to follow with clear examples and lots of code.
by Ben C. on December 16, 2016 at 14:40
Ever since the first version, Michael Hartl's Ruby on Rails Tutorial has been the book I give people who want to learn web app development. This version brings a lot of great new content specific to Rails 5. Whether you're just getting started, or want to go from "eh" to "ah!", this is the way to do it.
by Mehmet Noyan AYDIN on December 15, 2016 at 09:38
Great book worth every penny you spent for it
by shihjie on December 14, 2016 at 18:37
Good quality recordings. In-depth explanations and step by step guide on everything of making a real Rails app.
by Nick C. on December 14, 2016 at 06:04
The Ruby on Rails Tutorial is the best way to learn web development with Rails. Michael not only teaches you about Ruby on Rails he also teaches best practices in web development. I cannot recommend it enough to anyone who is serious about programming RoR.
by Caleb W on December 13, 2016 at 14:57
Very accessible and engaging introduction to Ruby on Rails. As someone who knew a bit of HTML and CSS from running a WordPress site, there's quite a learning curve but I've learned so much about web development by working through it. Easy to follow and builds up your confidence progressively - highly recommended!
by John S. on December 12, 2016 at 16:25
The Ruby on Rails Tutorial does such a good job explaining and teaching Rails. The author goes way beyond just Rails though, you'll also learn a lot about best practices in web development and programing in general.
by Alex on December 12, 2016 at 13:35
It's very definitive guide for learning RoR.
by Mathew L on December 12, 2016 at 10:40
There are a lot of Rails tutorials around, and I have only come across a couple -- but the Hartl stuff is definitely in a tier of its own. Especially if you invest in the screencasts, things just start to snap into place if you're a novice at this.
by Bobby J on December 12, 2016 at 09:02
This is the best resource I have found for learning Rails. I am half way through the material and believe it really helps you learn a lot of the building blocks toward creating a well designed Rails app. You will move through the book faster if you do subscribe to the Learn Enough Society which allows you to view videos of Michael demonstrating each lesson. I think it is well worth the $29 for a month membership if you can devote the time to it.
by Steve W on December 10, 2016 at 16:18
Without doubt, the Ruby on Rails Tutorial is the best resource available (on the web or hard copy) to get novice developers like myself up and coding professional grade web apps quickly. The tutorial not only teaches you how to build a web app using the popular Ruby on Rails framework but also provides many insights into web development best practices. I have read earlier versions and the Rails 5 version does not disappoint. This is a must read.
by David N on December 10, 2016 at 09:29
He has some good step by step from start to finish on how to get started on Developing on the fastest web framework. He gives a detailed description on what is needed before you can progress to the next steps.
by Jenny on December 10, 2016 at 03:58
The only ruby on rails 5 course you must have
by Rentable Inc. - Stealth Mode Startup on December 09, 2016 at 22:15
As an Entreprenuer of a recently shuttered startup I kick myself for not learning how to code and getting to a minimal vialbe product before I started pulling money out of my own pocket to do the real development. I could have saved a fortune, got much quicker customer feedback and pivoted faster to what I learned the market place was looking for. Unfortunately I took too long to get to that place and ran out of money. Round Two - Serial Entrepreneur! I was committed not to make the same mistake twice. I found and tried multiple online training forums that had some decent information but they did not connect development to the real world of development, testing, and hosting online. Michael takes all the mystery out the end-2-end process from linux command line, git, remote git, containers and promoting to a public website. I don't ever expect to be a full time developer but I can sure as hell build enough to test in the market, get feedback from the crowd and do all of that for the small investment in this book and the online course. 5 Stars... Thanks Michael for teaching this dog the tricks necessary to get to an MVP!!!
by Mihaela on December 09, 2016 at 00:59 Verified Buyer
Michael Hartl's Ruby on Rails Tutorial is a very useful book! It is very well structured, starting from a great introduction to installing Ruby, making a very small app and then deploying it, passing through more complex notions and finishing with a good working app and a lot of new knowledge. I am a QA and the book has been very helpful to me to broaden my horizons in software engineering.
by Asun G on December 09, 2016 at 00:26
It's the best programming course I've ever seen (and I've seen many). I'm actually doing all your other tutorials just for fun, and to check if I can fill some gaps in my knowledge. It's been really useful, thanks!
by Mayowa Pitan on December 08, 2016 at 20:57
I would like to say that the new edition of the Ror tutorial is a huge improvement on the last one. The new exercises feature makes it worthwhile for me to go through again some of the already covered chapters in the previous edition. My confidence level has greaty improved as a result of this. I should not forget to add that the book encourages the best practices and these has made me a better rails develper