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.
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 Chris V on December 16, 2016 at 22:44
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 Ben C. on December 16, 2016 at 22:40
Great book worth every penny you spent for it
by Mehmet Noyan AYDIN on December 15, 2016 at 17:38
Good quality recordings. In-depth explanations and step by step guide on everything of making a real Rails app.
by shihjie on December 15, 2016 at 02:37
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 Nick C. on December 14, 2016 at 14:04
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 Caleb W on December 13, 2016 at 22:57
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 John S. on December 13, 2016 at 00:25
It's very definitive guide for learning RoR.
by Alex on December 12, 2016 at 21:35
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 Mathew L on December 12, 2016 at 18:40
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 Bobby J on December 12, 2016 at 17:02
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 Steve W on December 11, 2016 at 00:18
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 David N on December 10, 2016 at 17:29
The only ruby on rails 5 course you must have
by Jenny on December 10, 2016 at 11:58
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 Rentable Inc. - Stealth Mode Startup on December 10, 2016 at 06:15
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 Mihaela on December 09, 2016 at 08:59 Verified Buyer
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 Asun G on December 09, 2016 at 08:26
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
by Mayowa Pitan on December 09, 2016 at 04:57
I've been in the IT industry for about 10 years but I have been avoiding programming for quite some time. I've heard about Michael's book from following Derek Sivers and it doesn't disappoint. The material builds up your skill set in a very methodical way. I have learned so much and I'm only half-way through the material. The material in this book has given me the confidence, that with hard work and great reference materials, I can definitely become an engaged and proficient programmer in Ruby.
by Jermaine on December 09, 2016 at 02:20
This book is incredibly in-depth and a great resource for anyone who is looking to get into Rails.
by Adrian Yadav on December 08, 2016 at 21:09 Verified Buyer
This book helped me get the fundamental concepts of web programming and how to think like a programmer in general. The way its written allows for the concepts to become the practice as you gain experience. I love that way TDD is included in the development process, which adds another much needed skill. Thank for making another great edition.
by Misael on December 08, 2016 at 19:30