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Full draft of the Rails Tutorial 3rd Ed.

Sep 12, 2014 • posted by Michael Hartl

Drafts of Chapters 9–12 from the Ruby on Rails Tutorial (3rd Ed.) are now available:

Chapters 9, 11, and 12 have been extensively revised for the 3rd edition, and Chapter 10 is completely new. With this release, the 3rd edition draft is now available in its entirety; see the main 3rd edition announcement post for more details, and sign up here for priority notifications and an exclusive coupon code.

I hope to launch ebooks sales of the 3rd edition within a few weeks. All current customers will get upgrade discounts, with especially generous discounts for those who made recent purchases.

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.)