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Drafts of Chapters 5–8 from the Rails Tutorial 3rd Ed.

Sep 2, 2014 • posted by Michael Hartl

Drafts of Chapters 5–8 from the Ruby on Rails Tutorial (3rd Ed.) are now available:

All four of these chapters has been extensively revised, and the last has been almost completely rewritten. It now includes all three of the most common login models (temporary sessions, automatic persistent sessions, and optional persistent sessions with a “remember me” checkbox). See the main 3rd edition announcement post for more details, and sign up here for priority notifications and an exclusive coupon code.

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.)