Monday, January 30, 2012

Ruby on Rails Tutorial, 2nd edition (updated for Rails 3.2)

Michael Hartl’s free has helped a lot of people to learn the voodoo that is Rails and Michael is currently updating his ebook for Ruby 1.9 and Rails 3.2, and of course, the update is still available online for free. This initial release consists of the first five chapters, and each week he plans to release 1–2 additional chapters until the full book is out. You can sign up for the Rails Tutorial News Feed to be notified when new chapters are ready.

The second edition includes many new features:

  • Fully updated for Rails 3.2 and Ruby 1.9
  • Coverage of the new asset pipeline
  • Behavior-driven development (BDD) with Capybara and RSpec
  • An introduction to Cucumber for writing client-friendly tests
  • Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets with Sass
  • Better automated testing with Guard and Spork
  • Rolling your own authentication with has_secure_password