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Welcome To The Studio

You've just discovered the secret of how hotshot developers get ahead: premium video courses where learning happens in the context of a real app with real code. It makes all the difference!

“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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In-Depth Video Courses

Ruby on Rails 6 50 Videos • 8 Hours
Developing With Elixir/OTP 36 Videos • 6.5 Hours
Building Web Apps with Elm 22 Videos • 3.5 Hours
Ruby Programming 25 Videos • 5 Hours
Mastering Ruby Blocks 15 Videos • 2 Hours

Unpacked App Series

Unpacked: Multi-Player Bingo 26 Videos • 3.5 Hours
Unpacked: Single-Page App 14 Videos • 1.5 Hours
Unpacked: Full-Stack GraphQL 37 Videos • 4.5 Hours

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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, Never-Expiring 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.

Meet Mike & Nicole

Perhaps we've met in person at one of the 100+ public courses we hosted from 2005 to 2013. Or maybe you're one of thousands who spend time with us watching a video course on your commute or lunch break. Or you might be new here. In any case, we're delighted to have you join us in the Studio! More about us…

What Folks Say About Our Courses

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
“I really like how they go back and forth between the code, browser view, and Vue devtools. It makes the material much more clear for me and helps me to see how the different pieces play together.” Anne Richardson
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
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
“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
“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 training 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
Their classes are always great, but this may be a new level of awesomeness...I find that most Elixir/Phoenix training focuses on replicating Rails projects rather than getting into the real magic of OTP. I think OTP is the real "secret sauce" of Elixir/Erlang and it's nice to have a course that demonstrates that in an effective way.” Bill Peregoy