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March 18, 2011

The Ultimate Ruby & Ruby on Rails Resources Roundup

Ruby is one of those programming languages that attracts more and more interest every day. Due to that fact we suppose that many of you would like to know it better as well. This article brings you some of the best Ruby and Ruby on Rails resources all together, to help you study them in the most relaxing and easy way.

Here you can find some useful Ruby and Ruby on Rails tutorials, tools, books and podcasts which will certainly give you some genuine knowledge. Enjoy!

Articles & Tutorials

Ruby on Rails: Scaling Your App for Rapid Growth

"Most of the “Rails can’t scale” noise is outdated or was misguided in the first place. In general, the question of scalability applies at the level of architecture and systems, and not really at the level of languages and frameworks..." check it out


Ruby for Newbies: Working with Directories and Files

"We’ll look at the Dir and File classes, and how we can use them to work with directories and files..." check it out


Getting Started with Rails 3: Part 1

"I’m going to show you a quick example of building a simple Rails 3 application to give you an idea of what working with Rails is like..." check it out


Getting Started with Rails 3: Part 2

"We’re going to create the Controller for our application, write the View and see if we can get the application to work..." check it out


Understanding the latest Rails benchmarks

"Benchmarking code is an important practice, but it can be misleading if you fail to understand the root causes that lead to the different results..." check it out


Ruby for Newbies: Operators and their Methods

"In this lesson, we’ll be taking a deeper look at operators in Ruby, and why they are different from anything you’ve ever seen before..." check it out


Learning Ruby: Expert Advice for Advanced Developers

"For all you advanced Rubyists, here are the codes from bona fide Ruby experts, ready for your dissection and possible implementation..." check it out


How to Manage Ruby Installations Easily with RVM

"What database should you use? Which version of Ruby? Which gems should be installed? Will it conflict with any other Ruby versions or gem sets? RVM, the Ruby Version Manager, can take care of that..." check it out


Create a Simple Music Streaming App with Ruby on Rails

"In this article, you will learn how to integrate Amazon S3 and Ruby on Rails through the construction of a simple music streaming application..." check it out


How to Install Ruby on Rails

"In this 6 minute video we introduce the Ruby on Rails framework, and demonstrate how to install it onto your computer..." check it out


How to get MySQL, Ruby, RVM and Rails working on Snow Leopard

"It took me a few days to get everything up and running so I’ve noted down some things below to help any other designers/developers who have still to make the jump...." check it out


Ruby and Rails for Attractive .NET Developers

"It is interesting in that a lot of the ‘magic’ side of Rails is actually not that mysterious at all, in that it follows the idioms of Ruby and that whole stack is still vibrant, changing and moving forward..." check it out


Resources for Getting Started with Ruby on Rails

"This list includes tutorials, books, blogs, podcasts and many other educational resources that have done wonders for me throughout my Rails learning process...." check it out


Successful Freelancing With Ruby On Rails: Workflow, Techniques And Tools

"Ruby, with all of its frameworks and libraries is a practical tool to use in your freelance Web development career because of its focus on clean code, object-oriented syntax, efficient development practices and strong community..." check it out


The official Ruby on Rails website, containing lots of information and downloads.

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10 Must Have Ruby Gems

One of the most beautiful things about Ruby development is the ease of adding functionality through packaged libraries called gems. With the power of Bundler, you can quickly add and manage gems in few lines of code.

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DZone Snippets

A public source code repository for Ruby on Rails and other languages.

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Instant Rails

Instant Rails is a one-stop Rails runtime solution containing Ruby, Rails, Apache, and MySQL, all pre-configured and ready to run. No installer, you simply drop it into the directory of your choice and run it. It does not modify your system environment.

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Yahoo! Ruby Developer Center

Instructional tutorials, resources and more.

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The Rails 3 Way (2nd Edition)

Using numerous detailed code examples, the author systematically covers Rails 3 key capabilities and subsystems, making this book a reference that you will turn to again and again.

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Ruby on Rails 3 Tutorial: Learn Rails by Example

Using Rails 3, developers can build web applications of exceptional elegance and power. Although its remarkable capabilities have made Ruby on Rails one of the world’s most popular web development frameworks, it can be challenging to learn and use. Ruby on Rails™ 3 Tutorial is the solution. Leading Rails developer Michael Hartl teaches Rails 3 by guiding you through the development of your own complete sample application using the latest techniques in Rails web development.

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Head First Rails: A Learner's Companion to Ruby on Rails

Ready to transport your web applications into the Web 2.0 era? Head First Rails takes your programming -- and productivity -- to the max. You'll learn everything from the fundamentals of Rails scaffolding to building customized interactive web apps using Rails' rich set of tools and the MVC framework.

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Beginning Rails 3 (Expert's Voice in Web Development)

Beginning Rails 3 is the practical starting point for anyone wanting to learn how to build dynamic web applications using the latest release of the Rails framework for Ruby. You'll learn how all of the components of Rails fit together and how you can leverage them to create sophisticated web applications with less code and more joy.

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Agile Web Development with Rails

Ruby on Rails helps you produce high-quality, beautiful-looking web applications quickly. You concentrate on creating the application, and Rails takes care of the details. Tens of thousands of developers have used this award-winning book to learn Rails.

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The Ruby Show

The Ruby Show is one of the best Ruby-related podcast of all time, featuring news and discussion about the latest topics in the Ruby and Rails communities.

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This podcast features the latest news in the Ruby and Rails community.

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Rails Podcast

News and interviews about the Ruby language and the Rails website framework.

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Every week Ryan Bates will host a new Railscasts episode featuring tips and tricks with Ruby on Rails. These screencasts are short and focus on one technique so you can quickly move on to applying it to your own project.

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