Back in May we released the Trail Map a collection of straightforward, structured answers to questions like: “How do I learn Ruby on Rails? Vim? Test-Driven Development?”

The Trail Map came out on top of all of the great learning material you could already get from us: this blog, the new podcast, the playbook, the Backbone.js book, several screencasts and videos, and in-person workshops in Boston and San Francisco. Some of this content is paid, and some of it is free.

We started to think about a grand unified theory of learning from thoughtbot, and today I’m happy to announce the release of just that:

On this one website you can now find a directory of all of our educational references, purchase all of our paid products and register for our in-person workshops. contains content we’ve created but also lots of content created by others that we’ve curated. Many of our resources link to third-parties that you may already rely on: PeepCode, Pragmatic Programmers, O'Reilly, and others.

We plan on continuing to actively create and curate content. If you have something you think should be added, please email us at

Chad Pytel Developer