Introduction

A number of books have been written about getting started with Ruby on Rails. We've read a lot of them and found a few to be quite helpful. But what we've found to be lacking is a resource that, although tailored to the complete beginner, still imparts enough of the Rails culture and philosophy to be a useful building block. Rails is a large topic, and too many books are spread sufficiently thin that they're rendered ineffective at conveying the core functionality of Rails. This book is different.

This book is particularly well suited to those with little or no experience with web application development, or who have some experience but are new to Rails 3. We assume that you're familiar with the technologies that make up the Web, including ...

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