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Pick up some required reading

A well-written and thorough book can be an amazing path to build deeper understanding on Rails and also act as a handbook as you discover the internet's vast resources.

Many resources around the web are based on these books, so they are a great place to start.

Consult places like Goodreads and Amazon to get the widest possible selection, as well as input from other peers on which books to pick.

Work with one of our 14 Rails mentors available

Self-teaching is a great tool, but working with an experienced mentor can accelerate your learnings by 10x.

Our mentors are hand-picked Rails experts who will help you learn Rails and guide you towards your goals.

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I'm helping developers and tech entrepreneurs to get deeper into building software โ› To give you a couple of examples: - I accompanied self-taught developers to get a good job in the industry by hammering out software projects, branded content, and preparing for interviews the right way. - I helped โ€ฆ

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I'm a software engineer, team lead, consultant, coach with over 10 years of experience in all kinds of environments/teams (early startup, corporates, long-term employment, short freelance gigs...). I specialize in web frontends (React 7+ years coding and teaching, Vue, vanilla). I also worked full stack (backend: PHP, Java/Spring, Ruby/Rails, NodeJS, โ€ฆ

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As a highly skilled and analytical developer, I harness imagination, technology and various methods to solve problems. With more than a decade of experience as a software developer, I have an incredible knack for finding practical and elegant, user-centered solutions that drive business priorities. I subscribe to agile, pair programming(where โ€ฆ

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๐Ÿ‘‹ I am Prateek. I am a Senior Engineer at Buffer and a published author of several books on mobile design & software development. In my tenure of over seven years, I have worked on several verticals, which include building native mobile apps for iOS and Android in Swift, Kotlin โ€ฆ

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With over 15 years of experience, I'm a passionate technologist with a robust engineering background. My journey has taken me from the inception of early-stage startups to the intricacies of large-scale enterprises. I've worked at various industries, including finance, marketing, medical, journalism, and artificial intelligence. My expertise lies in coaching โ€ฆ

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Work under great Rails instructors through courses

Get a bit more hands-on with your learning by taking a course. Courses are a great way to get started with Rails and get a bit more practical experience.

Many courses are also accompanied by a community, which can be a great way to get feedback and help from peers.

Finally, courses can get you beyond the basics of Rails and into more advanced topics, certifications and even job opportunities.

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