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. Also it's clear that the lessons and supporting files have been tested and edited -- because they work! 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
“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 examples in your course helped me learn Rails and not be afraid of it. I am beginning to speak Rails and more importantly THINK like Rails.” Francis Trujillo
“This course is fantastic! I had read a couple of Rails tutorial books and sort of understood what the example code was doing, but was having trouble sorting out how to build my own app. This course really filled in some missing pieces.” Terrence Talbot
“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, and really understand how controllers, models, and routes depend on each other. The explanations along with the illustrations were really fantastic. This is my favorite Rails course. Dana Nourie
I really understand what's going on under the hood of Rails now! Going through every single line of code has given me so much confidence.” Alex Howington
“I completed a few Rails tutorials before but this course contained more lightbulb moments than the rest of them put together. The explanations were clean, clear, and precise, and breaking things down into diagrams really helped.” Jonathan Mundy
“I really love the quality of your videos and lectures, and the way it builds up an app. It's the best that I've taken!” Vita Dewi van Beurden
I was having so much fun with the Rails course that I ended up working on it non-stop until I finished it up this morning...I felt like I had a ton of 'A-HA!' moments...What really made things stick for me in this course was the fact that I wasn't building the same exact thing that the instructors were...The animated graphics show you how different parts are moving around behind the scenes and effecting each other. The visuals definitely helped me to understand things more in depth.” Read Matt Steele's full review
“After taking this course I felt 10x more comfortable in using Ruby on Rails.” Alfons Klaasse Bos
“It is the absolute best for a first dive into Rails 4. It teaches you the correct way to start a new Rails app. I don’t think it even mentions scaffolding (an automated Rails code generation technique) and instead, it teaches you how to do things on your own… If you go through the whole course, [the] magic will be explained and you’ll know what the Rails framework does instead of passively look at it do things for you.” Nico Schuele
“A partner and I just released and started getting sales on an RoR app I created. I was able to build the prototype in a weekend! You all are a big reason I was able to do it. You have done a wonderful job of taking a lot of the 'magic' out of Rails. Justin Seiter
“I am a happily employed Ruby developer thanks to your wonderful courses. Many thanks indeed!” Michael O'Sullivan
Our new hires are loving your online Ruby and Rails courses. In the past, our senior engineers taught new team members Rails on their own. But now with your courses, we are getting new engineers up to speed much easier and faster.” Eirik Holm, AppFolio
“Of all the courses I looked at out there, your course is the highest quality (and the best price) I found - hands down! At first look, I thought 'Whoof, that's a chunk of change to pay for a course.' After the first week, I thought this is definitely worth the cost. And now I am thinking this is absolutely the best bargain. I cannot summon enough superlatives to describe how much I have learned and how much more confidence I have in my Rails skills. I have learned more with your course than any other single resource I've tried. Ryan Benedetti
“Awesome new Rails course from Pragmatic Studio. Top notch stuff!” Ryan Irelan
“Where this course really wins over others is that, on completion, I had more than just 'rote knowledge' of the Rails framework. I had enough understanding to go out and develop my own app from scratch, and be proud of the result! Very much worth the money! Brian Wherry
“It seems like there are a lot of courses and tutorials out there that are great if you already know how to program in another language, but there are none that I know of (other than Pragmatic Studio!) that is great for a complete beginner. After taking your Ruby course I feel like I have a solid foundation to stand on. Now, learning Rails has been a lot of fun instead of a lot of frustration.” Andrew Markle
“The visual explanations with animated diagrams were an absolute game-changer for me. As a visual learner, I never really grasped the MVC concept before this course. They really helped me understand what was going on. Now, I understand the whole flow, from URL to HTML. I almost became convinced I couldn't learn Rails. Thankfully I came upon your course! Nathan Roise
“After trying many online Ruby on Rails courses across the Internet, this is the most thorough and enjoyable introduction available. I can't wait to see more courses from the Pragmatic Studio!” Rhys Yorke
“This tutorial has helped me fill in holes and saved me hours of time that I would have spent investigating answers online. Thank you so much for taking the time to make this course. It's been incredibly helpful!” Kacy Hulme
“The awesome visual diagrams were absolutely critical in my understanding of all the trips back and forth to the browser-router communication and the MVC principles.” Sergio Barrera
“Simply amazing. The best online course I have ever experienced. Nicole and Mike, you are the best!” Tony Barone
“I think your course is awesome! Every other course I went through to try and learn Rails always made things seem harder than it was, and they never got in depth about WHY we do certain things; they just say to type in this code for x result. It's definitely worth the money. I think you guys should make a lot more of these.” Neville Solomon
“You guys rock! Your courses are great because they are in-depth but not in a burdensome way. Doing the videos and exercises are an excellent way to learn. I know I still have a lot to learn but at least now I'm confident enough to start hacking around on my own and get more proficient.” Scott Knight
“This is the BEST Rails introduction anywhere on the web!” Wassim Metallaoui
“The course helped me fully understand how everything fits together within the MVC framework and gave me enough confidence to refactor existing apps and/or create new ones.” Ronald Rivera
I liked the incredible amount of attention given to Rails conventions. The magic of conventions is really nice once you know how they work, but I liked how you explained how to do it the long, explicit way (routes, forms, migrations) first. The MVC diagrams throughout the course were also very helpful.” Brendan Shean
“I sincerely appreciate this amazing course that you offer for a remarkable bargain price. The value of this course goes wildly beyond the cost! I never once got lost in the Rails magic.” Hunter Stewart
“I absolutely LOVE your courses! Your teaching style is spot on.” Tom Alexander
“The careful structure of the course, and the quality/quantity of the exercises, are the course's secret sauce in my opinion.” Travis Cuzick
“I recently said to a client that having each member of the small group take the Ruby Programming and two Ruby on Rails courses from The Pragmatic Studio would be significantly cheaper as well as (and primarily) a significantly richer learning experience than I could offer in a shorter, in-person workshop setting... they get my A+ thumbs up seal of approval.” Read Julie Meloni's full review
“I really loved this course. It is the most beginner-friendly tutorial I have ever experienced. I feel for the first time that I truly understand the basic concepts of Rails.” Naomi Fujimoto
“By far the best online course I've taken!” Brian Kamer
One of the best learning experiences I've ever had! I've gone through many courses and books. From all of these, your Rails course is the best in terms of teaching style, course structure, topics, and being up-to-date with Rails 4.” Mate Kaszas
“I love your courses! Definitely money well spent! You totally have a new fan.” Krista Fuentes
“I really like the three-project teaching method: one app in the videos, one app in the exercise, and one app as a bonus without as much handholding. It's really been helpful in cementing the information.” Andrew Broman
“Loved the course! You helped me bring my knowledge up from Rails 2.0.x to Rails 4. It was the best $200 I've spent in a very long time.” Harry Ohlsen
“I liked the fact that the course teaches the learner how things are done by the pros.” Emmanuel Asante
“The exercises are great and the video lectures are very effective. It's just about like going to a live instructor-led class. Greg Fisher
Thanks so much for the awesome tutorial! I love the step-by-step instructions. I was EXTREMELY impressed with the Google support group. I ran into a couple of issues and got responses in under an hour. Two thumbs up!” Zack Warburg
“Whether you are new to Ruby or Rails, The Pragmatic Studio is the place to learn Ruby and Rails, period!” Alex Jolovic
“This was the best course I've done on Rails by far. My Rails confidence and clarity is now much higher. This course will boost the confidence and understanding of any new Rails developer, especially if you have struggled with more intense tutorials. The pacing is perfect!” Luke Burford
“I've developed a few Rails apps over the past two years and I learned a huge amount of new material and great tips from this course. I also picked up a really good workflow that will allow me to build apps faster and better. The exercises were fantastic! I'd recommend this course to both new Rails developers and to those who want to take their Rails work to a higher level. Wayne Hiner
“Easily the best $200 I've spent on an online training course!” Dave Papandrew
“I have always learned best with a visual approach, and your diagrams showing the relationships between the models, views, controllers, actions, etc. were extremely helpful. Thanks for providing such a great course!” Cody Joy
“I find the presentation style excellent and the way you get into Rails to be fantastic. Your method of trying out something and then reading the error messages has really clarified a lot of concepts. I also appreciate how you have added on features one at a time, again demystifying the Rails magic. Thanks again for a very fun and informative class!” Tim McGowen
“With my new found 'rails developer-ness', I have been able to start prototyping several apps within my organization, all of which have been well received.” Matt Edwards
“This is by far the best Rails course I've taken. I liked the attention to detail in each chapter. I was never lost throughout the course. The online workbook filled in many gaps in my understanding of Rails.” Austin David
“Overall, well worth the money and time investment. The videos and exercise material explain Rails very well. I especially appreciate that you guys don't just cover the mechanics of Rails, but also best practices.” Mark Wong
“Having taken these courses, I feel that I am even more equipped than before to tackle my next projects and am very eager and interested to continue exploring the world of Ruby and Rails! I am quite happy to be able to count these as additional tools in my repertoire.” Carlo Costino
“I have tried a plethora of other educational course offerings and none of them come close to the in-depth learning and precision of the Pragmatic Studio. The best part is how you teach. Many times you first show the long way, followed by the short-cut which allows the student to appreciate the short-cut, but at the same time learn the technical details. Your courses are very professional along with being the most comprehensive and detailed of almost any other resource available.” David Moscatelli
This is definitely the best introduction to Rails I've seen. The concepts are very nicely explained. The exercises are very well thought out and tuned so that you can practice the skills shown in the videos without merely repeating what you see. The online workbook has the right balance between guiding you along and applying what you saw in the videos. Can't wait to start the level II course!” Rafael La Buonora