I tweeted to them this morning saying I'm kicking myself for not signing up earlier. Still, better late and all that. I've finished about half of the course (I'm at the rspec stage).
Forget Treehouse, forget Udemy and other portals. This should be the first stop for your Ruby course (and I'm sure for Rails as well, because they have a Rails course too. There's something very friendly and nice about the way the teachers go about covering all the essential aspects. In a way, it's good that I've taken Ruby and Rails with other sites such as Treehouse where I still have a Silver membership and Udemy with whom I have many courses, as this gives me a better perspective regarding Pragmatic Studio.
I feel like I'm actually understanding what I'm learning. The module has two lessons running parallely. The teachers code a movie programme while you code a game based on that. And there's a bonus section which encourages you to code a funding project like Kickstarter. I am doing all three which is fantastic. I know what I'm using methods, why I need classes, what attr_accessor is and why we need them ... things which were hazy at best with other courses (maybe it's just me).
You know that feeling you get after finishing a course that, somehow, you're not sure what you just spent money on? Well, you don't get that with Pragmatic Studio. Hope the happy coding experience continues. Will keep you guys posted. Meanwhile, if any of you reading this are interested in learning Ruby or Rails, don't make the mistake I made of looking around for too long. Just sign up for PS. You'll thank me later.