Chapter 1. From Zero to Deploy

Welcome to Ruby on Rails Tutorial: Learn Rails by Example. The goal of this book is to be the best and most up-to-date answer to the question, “If I want to learn web development with Ruby on Rails, where should I start?”1 Although the Ruby on Rails web framework benefits from a wealth of learning resources—including books, blogs, and screencasts—many of them assume a substantial background in Rails. Ruby on Rails Tutorial is designed to give you this background. By the time you finish this book, you will have a solid foundation in Rails programming, ready to benefit from more advanced Rails resources.

Ruby on Rails Tutorial follows essentially the same approach as my previous Rails book,2 teaching web development ...

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