Getting started with the great Padrino framework for crafting web applications.
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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. You can find the official page of the book under padrinobook.

Current version

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

Building the Book Locally

If you are interested in building this book on you local machine, you to install gitbook:

$ npm install gitbook -g

Now you can build the HTML version with:

$ gitbook serve

And open your browser localhost:4000 - feel free to read and edit the book.

Repository of the Job Vacancy Application

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.
  • Renich Bon Ciric: Orthographic and grammatical corrections.
  • Nicolás Paez: For your typo fixes.
  • Chase Pursley: For your endless effort pull requests to improve many parts of this book.


This software is licensed under the MIT license.

© Matthias Günther