Big Fat Rails
by Mitch Guthrie
Publisher: bigfatrails.com 2012
Number of pages: 53
Big Fat Rails is a book designed around teaching Ruby on Rails in a precept upon precept fashion. Learning a little at a time and building in complexity as the book moves forward. Both theory and practice driving your knowledge. If you are a beginner and looking to learn Ruby on Rails, the purpose of this book is to simply get you there in small, manageable steps.
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