Ruby on Rails Tutorial: Learn Rails by Example
by Michael Hartl
Publisher: Addison-Wesley 2010
Leading Rails developer teaches Rails 3 by guiding you through the development of your own complete sample application using the latest techniques in Rails web development. Hartl explains how each new technique solves a real-world problem, and he demonstrates this with bite-sized code that’s simple enough to understand, yet novel enough to be useful.
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