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Rails Tutorial affiliate program

Apr 22, 2011 • posted by Michael Hartl

The Ruby on Rails Tutorial project has benefited from the enthusiastic recommendations of readers of the Ruby on Rails Tutorial book and viewers of the Rails Tutorial screencast series. I'm pleased to announce the introduction of an affiliate program to reward people for spreading the word about the Rails Tutorial book & screencasts.

To sign up as an affiliate, go to the Ruby on Rails Tutorial Affiliate Program page and follow the instructions there. After creating your account, you will get a custom affiliate link that sets a cookie on the user's browser and then redirects to the main Ruby on Rails Tutorial page. If the user makes a purchase within 60 days of clicking the link, you will receive a 50% commission on the sale of any combination of Rails Tutorial products.

This project owes much of its success to good word-of-mouth from people like you. Thanks again for your enthusiastic support of the Ruby on Rails Tutorial!

Michael-hartl
Michael Hartl

I’m Michael Hartl—author, educator, and entrepreneur. I’m probably best known as the creator of the Ruby on Rails Tutorial, a book and screencast series that together constitute one of the leading introductions to web development. Once called his “favorite book” by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, the Ruby on Rails Tutorial currently has over 150 5-star reviews at Amazon. I’m also (in)famous for creating Tau Day and The Tau Manifesto, which have inspired an international movement dedicated to the proposition that “pi is wrong.” (For example, as a result of The Tau Manifesto, MIT releases their admissions decisions each year at “Tau Time” (6:28 p.m.), and typing tau/2 at Google yields 3.14159…) Finally, I’m a founder of Softcover, a publishing system and sales platform for technical authors, which among other things powers both The Tau Manifesto and the Ruby on Rails Tutorial.

I’m a graduate of Harvard College and have a Ph.D. in Physics from Caltech, where I studied black hole dynamics and was an award-winning instructor in theoretical and computational physics. I’m also an alumnus of Y Combinator, the entrepreneur program that has produced companies such as Dropbox and Airbnb. (Alas, my own Y Combinator startup was neither Dropbox nor Airbnb.)