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?
http://www.onlamp.com/lpt/a/6251

RubyOnRails Wiki
http://wiki.rubyonrails.com/rails

Installing Ruby, Gems, and Rails
http://wiki.rubyonrails.com/rails/pages/GettingStartedWithRails

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.
http://instantrails.rubyforge.org/

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.
http://locomotive.sourceforge.net/

Getting started with the Ruby programming language.
http://www.loudthinking.com/arc/000199.html

Ryby Docs
http://www.ruby-doc.org/

ONLamp – Rolling with RoR
Part 1: http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2005/01/20/rails.html
Part 2: http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2005/03/03/rails.html

Installing Rails on Tiger – watch Tiger get Railed!
http://maczealots.com/tutorials/ruby-on-rails/

Rolling with Ruby on Rails on Mac OS X Tiger (for beginners)
http://www.tonyarnold.com/articles/2005/08/10/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.
HTML: http://poignantguide.net/ruby/
PDF: http://poignantguide.net/ruby/whys-poignant-guide-to-ruby.pdf

Ruby on Rails IDE
http://www.radrails.org/

Rails – what goes where…
http://www.slash7.com/articles/2005/03/06/rails-what-goes-where

Really Getting started in Rails
http://www.slash7.com/articles/2005/01/24/really-getting-started-in-rails

Cheat Sheets:
Rails files: http://www.slash7.com/cheats/rails_files_cheatsheet.pdf
Form Helpers: http://www.slash7.com/cheats/form_helpers.pdf
ActiveRecord: http://www.slash7.com/cheats/activerecord_cheatsheet.pdf

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.
http://www.rails4days.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Rails4Days.pdf

Nuby on Rails
This is Geoffrey Grosenbach’s blog, covering Ruby, Ruby on Rails, graphic design, and other good stuff
http://nubyonrails.com/

railz0r3d!!
http://www.mans.de/railz0r3d/

Exploring Ruby on Rails
http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/8217

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.
http://manuals.rubyonrails.com/read/chapter/48

AJAX on Rails
http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2005/06/09/rails_ajax.html

AJAX Activity indicators with Rails
http://mir.aculo.us/articles/2005/11/14/ajax-activity-indicators-with-rails-0-14-3
http://www.ajaxian.com/archives/2005/11/ajax_activity_i.html

More Rails+AJAX stuff on Ajaxian
http://www.ajaxian.com/archives/ruby/index.html

Making CAPTCHA
http://frankhale.org/CAPTCHA_RoR_Tutorial.html

Some nice Ruby language tutorials.
http://quickruby.blogspot.com/

Distributing Rails Applications
http://www.erikveen.dds.nl/distributingrubyapplications/rails.html

Rails API guide
http://api.rubyonrails.com

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
http://jrhicks.net/96

How to build an AJAX-ed spellchecker with Ruby On Rails
http://deezsombor.blogspot.com/2005/08/how-to-build-ajax-ed-spellchecker-with.html

Rails FAQ
http://www.railsfaq.org/

ADVANCED

Sockets Programming in Ruby
http://librenix.com/?inode=7535

Monitor network traffic with Ruby
http://librenix.com/?inode=7502

Comparison: Ruby on Rails vs. J2EE
http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/wa-rubyonrails/?ca=dgr-lnxw16RubyAndJ2EE

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.
http://typo.leetsoft.com/trac/

Need help?
Sitepoint Forums – Ruby : http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=227

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