Foreword by Obie Fernandez

“If I want to learn web development with Ruby on Rails, how should I start?” For years Michael Hartl has provided the answer as author of the RailsSpace tutorial in our series and now the new Ruby on Rails ™ 3Tutorial that you hold in your hands (or PDF reader, I guess.)

I’m so proud of having Michael on the series roster. He is living, breathing proof that we Rails folks are some of the luckiest in the wide world of technology. Before getting into Ruby, Michael taught theoretical and computational physics at Caltech for six years, where he received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2000. He is a Harvard graduate, has a Ph.D. in Physics from Caltech, and is an alumnus of Paul Graham’s esteemed ...

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