Ruby on Rails ebook

Hi everybody

I am new to this group,it looks like a very active and great group. I need your suggestions to get a beginner-professional Ruby on Rails tutorial. Does anybody have an ebook?


I believe that you can get the "Agile Web Development with Rails" book as en e-book. That is a great book for beginners. Are you looking specifically for tutorials or do you need the basics too?

Robert Dempsey

Hi Robert Thank you for your reply, I need more professional programming tutorial. a free resource! :slight_smile:

I basically understand and have done a little with php/mysql but don’t know anything about MVC or Ruby or CoC like that. Can you suggest me any good free ebook that would be suitable for beginners like me?

I have found this book to be useful when I started learning.

It teaches you different important concepts like authentication, test driven development (rspec), which you

will use in your everyday apps:

You can also check out the tutorials here:

"Learn to Program (2nd edition)

by Chris Pine

For this new edition of the best-selling Learn to Program, Chris Pine has taken a good thing and made it even better. First, he used the feedback from hundreds of reader e-mails to update the content and make it even clearer. Second, he updated the examples in the book to use the latest stable version of Ruby, and also to use code that looks more like real-world Ruby code, so that people who have just learned to program will be more familiar with common Ruby techniques.

Not only does the Second Edition now include answers to all of the exercises, it includes them twice. First you’ll find the “how you could do it” answers, using the techniques you’ve learned up to that point in the book. Next you’ll see “how Chris Pine would do it”: answers using more advanced Ruby techniques, to whet your appetite as well as providing sort of a “Rosetta Stone” for more elegant solutions. "

Here are a couple of resources for learning ruby and ROR. for a basic intro to ruby for Rails

I also have used the rails tutorial that Rails Rider mentioned

Take a look at for more in depth Rails topics.

Not sure where you are located, but sometimes libraries have good books on Ruby and some even have ebooks that you can check out.