While I think the venerable Ruby on Rails Tutorial is still the best way to learn Rails, jumping into this tutorial can be challenging for those who are new to programming.
With the fourth and latest beta of Rails 5 being released this past week, it is appropriate that Michael Hartl, the creator of the Rails Tutorial, has devised yet another tool to help new and experienced developers learn enough to make the most of it.
Appropriately, the title of this site is “Learn Enough to Be Dangerous”.
The cost is $29 per month, the same as Code School (if you subscribe on a per-month basis to CS). Unlike CS, there is not yet a discounted yearly rate.
Since I’m excited to see the new Rails Tutorial as soon as it’s released, I’ve decided to sign up. Were it not for the access to this mammoth resource, I don’t know that I would pay this price – but considering that the Rails Tutorial with screencasts generally costs about $150 by itself, it seems like a reasonable deal. At any rate, I’ve come to expect only the highest quality learning materials from Dr. Hartl, so I am definitely looking forward to the upcoming classes.