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More Learning, Less Churning
By building real projects with real code from scratch, you'll understand how everything fits together beginning to end so you can confidently build your own apps.
Our focus is always on building real-life applications. Everything we do is motivated by the next feature. Frankly, academic theory and syntax-driven courses leave us asleep at the keyboard.
How to get started? What happens next? Where do you go from there? We show you our incremental, step-by-step workflow so you can start (and finish!) your projects with confidence.
Break It Down
Let's cut right through the confusion! We use live coding and animated visuals to deepen your understanding of both the how and the why.
Put It All Together
From idea to deployment, you learn how all the pieces fit together to build a robust application running on your local computer.
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Meet Mike & Nicole
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What Folks Say About Us
“Your course has been one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had learning coding. I'm absolutely loving it. The speed of the course is perfect. The tone of the videos is just right, and the workbooks are great.” Ross Curzon-Butler
“Thanks to everything I learned with you, I am about to land a new job in which I will be programming in Ruby on Rails. Thank you very much for that!” Miriam Tocino
“I've been trying to add Ruby and Rails to my tool belt for the past 3 years, and have tried a handful of books and online courses. But, I've never been able to stick with any until I tried your Ruby course. I'm loving the course!” Jeremy Kratz
“This is the best beginning Rails course I've found. I finally have a strong Rails foundation. Coming into the course, I had so many loose ends regarding how Rails worked, but I finished the course with the confidence to create my own app.” Brad Ballard
“The Rails I course is leagues above some others I've tried. First of all, Mike and Nicole have skills as instructors, not just developers, so I didn't feel they were talking above my head... The exercises in the example apps are very relevant and I left the course with a whole new level of expertise. I can't recommend this course enough!” Anne Richardson
“Everything is great: the material, the teachers, the simple, concise, yet clear explanations in all the courses. I think these are the best Ruby and Rails online courses for people that want to jump into Rails. All of the courses are worth every penny!” Alfian Losari
“This course, as well as all the other Pragmatic Studio courses, approaches perfection! The tone is pleasant, the explanations are clear, the exercises are interesting, and the course is ideal for practicing and learning.” Bruno Dusausoy
“I loved the real-life examples, rather than contrived code, in this course. These examples made it easy to relate the techniques to my own code.” Steve Willis
“This Rails course is fabulous! I took a few other courses, but still felt really confused. I learned a lot, feel more comfortable with Rails...This is my favorite Rails course.” Dana Nourie
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