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Aha, now
I get it!

As software makers, being able to learn new things quickly and well is a superpower. You don't have time for outdated blogs, incomplete tutorials, or rambling videos.

That's why we create clear and concise video courses for busy developers. Courses that are up-to-date, to the point, and quickly move you from confusion to "Aha, now I get it!"

“If you are looking for deeply technical and immersive video training, @pragmaticstudio is a steal. The pacing and content is second to none in my experience!”

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More Learning, Less Churning

By building real apps with real code from scratch, you'll understand how everything fits together beginning to end so you can confidently build your own apps.

Project-Based Approach

Our focus is always on helping you build real applications. Each new topic or technique in the progression of a course is motivated by the next feature. Frankly, academic theory and syntax-driven courses leave us asleep at the keyboard.

Concise Workflow

How do you 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.

Instant and Forever Access

You buy it, you own it. Free and clear. No monthly subscription or time limit means the course content is always yours and you can revisit all the content whenever you want.

We Respect Your Time

Our videos get right to the point, pace things to keep you engaged, and are tightly edited to the highest quality so you get a streamlined, time-friendly learning experience.

Experienced and aspiring developers love our courses!

Since 2005, solo developers, teams, consultants, bootcamps, and non-profits have trusted us to help them learn, practice, and improve their craft.

Your course has been one of the most amazing learning experiences I have ever had. 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
“I'm not usually a fan of video courses, but @pragmaticstudio programming courses are *excellent*. Highly recommended and worth every cent!Rebecca Le
“Most tutorials are only one-feature deep which left me with a lot of questions. I loved seeing everything working together...” Christel Trutmann
This course absolutely exceeded my expectations. Building up a web framework from scratch was quite an eye opener. I only wish I took it sooner!” Chase Pursley
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
“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
Our new hires are loving your online Ruby and Rails courses.Eirik Holm
“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
This is the best Rails course hands-down! I've worked through several Rails courses and they don't even come close to explaining things as well as you do.” Thomas Neal
“This is the best Elixir material I've used... It really cemented my Elixir knowledge and I feel much more comfortable in my Elixir role.” Sergio Tapia
Best $$ I ever spent on video training!” Robert Calco