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Jump Start Rails

What you'll learn

  • Convention over configuration
  • The Model–View–Controller (MVC) architecture
  • Test-driven development (TDD)
  • Beginner

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Get up to speed with Ruby on Rails 4 in a weekend

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Learn Rails this weekend.

Too many errors. The code compiles but the examples are outdated making the book confusing for its target audience, beginners.


  1. Getting on Rails
  2. Starting an App
  3. Working with Data
  4. Creating an ActiveAdmin Resource
  5. Adding More Features
  6. Deploying to Heroku

Andy Hawthorne

Andy is a freelance writer and web developer from Coventry, England. He has spent 12 years as a web developer, and still likes trying new web coding technologies.


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