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We love to share what we learn and sometimes that sharing happens in book form. But these books are not your grand-daddy's books! Each one is crafted by hand and comes with a collection of handsome digital text in various electronic formats. We also include full access to the book’s source code via a GitHub repository.
Domain Name Sanity
Learn to make domains and TLS certificates predictable and debuggable, while grasping their core concepts with plenty of examples.Master Your Domain
Design for the Web (Beta)
Take a tour of modern web app design while learning design theory through practical advice and real-world code examples.Make it work
Testing Rails (Beta)
Learn to test Ruby on Rails web applications from the ground up in this comprehensive guide to modern testing practices.Test Like a Pro
Write Yourself a Roguelike (Beta)
This powerful walkthrough explores the wonders of programming Ruby (without Rails) while writing a NetHack clone.Descend
Maintaining Open Source Projects
Learn the many facets of creating, growing and maintaining a successful open source project.Start Giving Back
See what it’s like to program in a language without null. You might even learn some Haskell along the way.Just Buy
Goal-Oriented Git (Beta)
Learn to accomplish your Git goals without getting distracted by internals or confusing terminology.Check it out
The canonical reference for writing fantastic Rails applications from authors who have created hundreds.Get Scientific!
Geocoding On Rails
Learn about data modeling the physical world with this handy guidebook and map to geocoding Rails applications.Find this book
iOS on Rails
A thorough reference for best practices while writing superb iOS apps with conventional Ruby on Rails backends.Think Different
Backbone.js on Rails
Build snappier, more interactive apps with cleaner code and better tests in less time.Grow a Backbone
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We record and release weekly podcasts from thoughtbot on design, Ruby on Rails, iOS, running software companies, and maintaining work/life balance.
Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots
A weekly podcast discussing development, design, and the business of software development. Hosted by Ben Orenstein and Chris Toomey.
The Bike Shed
Hosts Derek Prior, Sean Griffin, and Laila Winner dive deep into the languages, libraries, and frameworks that have their attention, admiration, or ire this week.
Tentative is a podcast about digital product design. Hosted by thoughtbot Design Director Reda Lemeden & Chief Design Officer Kyle Fiedler.
A weekly technical podcast discussing iOS development and design. Hosted by iOS developers Mark Adams, Gordon Fontenot and Jack Nutting.
The Laila & Brenda Show
Software is eating the world, but who’s building the software? Developer Laila Winner and designer Brenda Storer host interviews with inspirational designers, developers, and other makers in tech.
Reboot features interviews with people who have made big career transitions. It is currently on development hiatus.