We all have to start somewhere and for many people learning Rails it’s Michael Hartl’s Rails Tutorial. Learning Rails was a big step for me. At that time I was mostly cutting things up in Photoshop and writing CSS and HTML. Any backend work was passed off to colleagues who wrote PHP. I was interested in a framework like Rails because I needed the structure it provided. Hartl’s tutorial walked me through all of that structure in a clear and detailed manner. I finally feel like I’m okay when it comes to Ruby on Rails and a ton of credit goes to Hartl.

Matt Haliski