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Jump Start Rails provides you with a fun and yet practical introduction to Rails, an incredibly popular framework that makes it possible to quickly develop incredibly powerful web applications with Ruby. This short book covers Rails 4, the latest version of the framework, and while it's not intended to be a completely comprehensive Rails guide or an in-depth Ruby tutorial, it will quickly get you up to speed with Rails and give you the confidence to start experimenting on your own.

The book is built around a real-life example project: a personal portfolio site. It's a fun and easily understandable project that is used to demonstrate the concepts outlined in the book in a practical way.

This is a clear, approachable and very easy-to-follow book that will get you to to speed with Rails in no time.

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"Don't Start Here!" - by PatrickJ on 10-SEP-2013
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Unfortunately, this isn't the book to give you a jump-start on learning Rails.  Four weeks after publication, the examples are outdated and don't work, and the author and publisher have yet to provide any updated info or errata.  What I've learned about Rails during my two weeks with this book has been gleaned through Google searches for solutions to the barrage of error messages the book's code produces.  (I am a seasoned professional developer, new to Rails.)
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