Getting started with the great padrino framework for crafting web application
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This is a free eBook written in markdown. It describes how I developed an application in Padrino. Feel free to fork this project and to correct my grammar. I'm not going to do premature optimazation until the book is nearly done.

Current version

I'm using leanpub to generate the current status of this book. You can find the current version here.

If you are interested in building this book on you local machine, you have to clone this repository to your local machine

    git clone

You can build a PDF on your own machine with the help of Pandoc. Please install it for your operating system. If you are done with it please run the following Rake task:

    rake pdf

Repository of the job offer app

In this book I'm developing the job vacancy application. You can checkout the sources if you want to see the final result from this book.


Feature requests, bugs, questions, etc. can be send to You can even fork this project, and create pull requests as you like. I will then add you to the contributor list.

If you like my work, you can let me know how much money you would spend for this book. And don't worry, this book will be free at anytime.

Special thanks

Love you guys and women, you motivated me:

  • Nathan Esquenazi: Your tweets are encouraging my to keep up with this work and recommended this book for the community.
  • Carlo Bertini: Make me aware of emacs and created first pull-request for this project.
  • Evan Machnic: Improved the first chapter with useful hints.
  • Sebastian Günther: Thanks for correcting the first chapter of the book.
  • Florian Gilcher: Helps me improving my first nasty code and transforms it to the next better level.
  • Luca Pette: Did a lot of different stuff.
  • Ross Timson: You helped me to focus more on the important things in the book and get away from using to many extensions.
  • Scott Harvey: Corrections of the text.
  • Markus Schappi: Several grammar and code fixes.


This software is licensed under the MIT licence.

© Matthias Günther

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