Learn Ruby on Rails is called the "best book for beginners."
It's a two book series, providing both a study guide, and a step-by-step tutorial. No other tutorial does a better job of showing how to build applications with Rails.
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"As a junior developer trying to build my own startup, you have no idea how valuable these tutorials are to me."
"Thank you @rails_apps for the Ruby on Rails starter apps and tutorials, up-to-date and so helpful!"
"@danielkehoe is somewhat of a hero with the stuff he puts on @github"
"I would like to say thank you for such a precise guide. It helped me understand how things work a great deal quicker than all of the bits and pieces I was reading around the web."
"I will be starting a new job here in SF, due in no small part to what I've learned here from the RailsApp Project."
"Thanks so much for this. There are so many Rails tutorials for absolute beginners, and lots of stuff that assumes expert knowledge, but not much, besides practice, to span the gap."