Chapter 1

From Zero to Deploy

Welcome to the Ruby on Rails Tutorial! The purpose of this tutorial is to teach you how to develop custom web applications. The resulting skillset will put you in a great position to get a job as a web developer, start a career as a freelancer, or found a company of your own. If you already know how to develop web applications, this tutorial will quickly get you up to speed with Ruby on Rails.

The focus throughout the Ruby on Rails Tutorial is on general skills that are useful no matter which specific technology you end up using. Once you understand how web apps work, learning another framework can be done with much less effort. That being said, the framework of choice in this tutorial—namely, Ruby on Rails—has ...

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