As legendary Apple cofounder Steve Jobs once said: Real artists ship. What he meant was that, as tempting as it is to privately polish in perpetuity, makers must ship their work—that is, actually finish it and get it out into the world. This can be scary, because shipping means exposing your work not only to fans but also to critics. “What if people don’t like what I’ve made?” Real artists ship.
One of the topics covered by the Ruby on Rails Tutorial is sending email with Rails. It can be difficult to find up-to-date resources on this subject, which is part of why I added a couple of chapters on it starting in the 4th edition of the tutorial.For reasons described in the post, I’ve now updated the main chapter on sending email to make it 100% free.