Zed Shaw


Principal Engineer

Zed A. Shaw is a software engineer best known for his Learn Code the Hard Way programming tutorial series and for building a Mongrel web server for Ruby web applications. He is also well known for his polemical views on programming languages ​​and communities.

I am the author of Learn Python The Hard Way, Learn Python 3 The Hard Way, Learn C The Hard Way, Learn Ruby The Hard Way, and, soon to be published, Learn More Python The Hard Way. I am also the author of several popular open source projects that you may have used but no longer open source. In my spare time I play guitar, design guitars and study painting and art history.