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Has anybody taken the Pragmatic Studio Ruby on Rails video training?

Pragmatic Studio video training?

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#1 curtisaallen

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 07:20 PM

Hey Guys,
I'm really interested in taking the Pragmatic Studio Ruby on Rails video training. But would like to know if any of you guys have taken it and what do you think of it. Is it worth 200? Below is a link to the training that I am talking about
http://pragmaticstudio.com/rails



#2 rayray

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 11:57 AM

I think it's a really good introduction for Rails beginners. But is it worth $200? That depends on your experience and wallet.  ;)

 

Before purchasing, I would recommend you to try Michael Hartl's free railstutorial at http://ruby.railstutorial.org/. If you don't like it or it's to hard for you, then switch to pragmatic studio.


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#3 Funnyvibe

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 07:58 AM

I honestly would not bother for that price. Grab the prag prog ebook maybe, follow rails casts and if you really need more video help then turn to YouTube. Once you get the gist of it, stack overflow and rails docs will be your best friend.

Good luck.

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#4 Rowel

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 08:03 PM

Yup, $200 seems overpriced considering the cheaper competition out there (with still good video materials and content), and some nice tutorial 'gems' can also be found on Youtube - free. 



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Posted 14 November 2013 - 10:12 AM

Personally, I think $200 is overpriced. I'm a beginner but I'm finding great free material all over Google. Definitely take a look at http://ruby.railstutorial.org/, from there I used YouTube to build a blog with & without scaffolding which was really good. I then used RailsCasts, StackOverflow and other blogs to help me further.



#6 AJLWebDev

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 10:08 PM

I plan on taking the Pragmatic Studio Ruby on Rails video training (getting it for myself as a Christmas gift), so I will be able to jump back in and give you my take on it. I took their Ruby video course and was impressed with it. I am definitely a more visual learner and enjoy the video aspect of training. I have worked through an older version of Michael Hartl's tutorial and came away a little confused, so hoping this will help solidify my admittedly "beginner" level of knowledge. 



#7 curtisaallen

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 08:35 PM

Hey Guys,

Just want to let you know that I paid the 200 and I was really impressed with the training. For me it was worth paying for the training and I would recommend Pragmatic Studio Ruby on Rails video training to anybody looking to learn ROR.



#8 afide26

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 10:38 AM

Hi RailsForum,

 

I'm new in this forum, actually new to any forum I should say and would love to actively participate in discussions about Rails.

 

So, I would like to start by saying that yes, I took the Ruby on Rails 1 from Pragmatic Studio. I also did Ruby on Rails Tutorial by Michael Hartl, studying with Stuk.io and doing the CoderManual course. Oh and by the way I also finished a few courses in Codecademy and did the Lynda Rails 4 Essential Training course. 

 

Now listing all the courses I have taken and am taking at the moment is not an act of gloating, but more so a testament that I want variety in my learning. Hopefully that makes me at least qualified to give my endorsement to the courses I have experience with. I try to take the best out of every provider and hopefully combine them to be specifically my own style of Rails programming.

 

By far, with all the courses I have taken, nothing compares to Pragmatic Studio. For a total newbie to programming with basic to intermediate knowledge in HTML, CSS and JavaScript, Rails provided a more interesting and motivating learning curve for me. And every time I get stuck in the other courses I am doing because of the level of difficulty and the teaching style, I go back to Rails 1 in Pragmatic and see how Mike and Nicole tackled similar tasks.

 

Yes, $200.00 is not cheap, especially with the exchange rate of AUD to USD but I got my money's worth. I am redoing the course again and will build all the 3 apps, after which I will take the Rails 2 version. I am confident that I can tackle the other complicated courses better when I finish this. Maybe get even more advanced than what the other courses can provide.

 

Sorry for the length. My endorsement for the course is long overdue.

 

Happy coding,

afide26






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