Ruby on Rails resources

Ruby and the Rails framework is the newest “hot thing” to hit the net. In order to help you learn, I have scoured the net for the best resources. This is what I came up with 🙂 Enjoy.

What is Ruby on Rails?

RubyOnRails Wiki

Installing Ruby, Gems, and Rails

Instant Rails
Instant Rails, a one-stop Rails runtime solution containing Ruby, Rails, Apache, and MySQL, all preconfigured and ready to run. There’s no installer; you simply drop it into the directory of your choice and run it. It does not modify your system environment.

Locomotive for Mac OS X
The Locomotive project is a quick start to Ruby on Rails development on Mac OS X, providing a sandboxed, no configuration, one-folder install of Ruby on Rails, SQLite, Lighttpd/Fastcgi, and much, much more.

Getting started with the Ruby programming language.

Ryby Docs

ONLamp – Rolling with RoR
Part 1:
Part 2:

Installing Rails on Tiger – watch Tiger get Railed!

Rolling with Ruby on Rails on Mac OS X Tiger (for beginners)

Why’s (Poignant) Guide to Ruby
This is one of the best Ruby tutorials out there.

Ruby on Rails IDE

Rails – what goes where…

Really Getting started in Rails

Cheat Sheets:
Rails files:
Form Helpers:

4 Days on Rails
Rails is well documented on-line; in fact, possibly too well documented for beginners, with over 30,000 words of on-line documentation in the format of a reference manual. What’s missing is a roadmap (railmap?) pointing to the key pages that you need to know to get up and running in Rails development.

Nuby on Rails
This is Geoffrey Grosenbach’s blog, covering Ruby, Ruby on Rails, graphic design, and other good stuff


Exploring Ruby on Rails

Creating a small publication management application
A tutorial/walkthrough for making a bit of a more blog like application, using a couple of more advanced features.

AJAX on Rails

AJAX Activity indicators with Rails

More Rails+AJAX stuff on Ajaxian


Some nice Ruby language tutorials.

Distributing Rails Applications

Rails API guide

A Ruby On Rails tutorial for many-to-many relationships
So far I’ve just glanced through this tutorial, but it appears to explain quite a bit how many to many relationships work in Ruby. Something you’ll need for any sort of real world application

How to build an AJAX-ed spellchecker with Ruby On Rails

Rails FAQ


Sockets Programming in Ruby

Monitor network traffic with Ruby

Comparison: Ruby on Rails vs. J2EE

Looking for a RubyOnRails CMS?< /strong>
Typo is a lean engine that makes blogging easy. After you install Typo, a web-based admin interface handles configuration and management.

Need help?
Sitepoint Forums – Ruby :

That’s all I could find. Let me know if you find more.