At only 3 years since it's release by David Heinemeier Hansson Ruby On Rails as a web application framework has enjoyed strong positive trend which is a fact and not just an opinion. As a new way of building web applications, I think, ruby (ROR) lacks when it comes to examples, tutorials, development environments and choices (and this last word can mean a lot of other things).
We searched and researched for the best tools to guide you into a better ruby experience. Hoping that we won't fail your expectations and you will want to come back for more in the near future we present you "what's hot on ruby on rails this month". It's all here, from the beginners Ruby On Rails "how to" tutorial (even better, there's video also) to complete frameworks and development environments.
"This tutorial is going to show everything you need to know to use Caching in your Rails applications, so when you get digg'd or slashdot'd you won't be left begging your hosting provider for more CPU processing power."
"While those not choosing to set up their Rails development environment using Locomotive may spend hours frustrated by broken libraries, compilation errors, and incomprehensible incompatibilities, you will be able to jump right into Rails development the minute you finish downloading."
"When looking at my own Rails code and that of the community as a whole, I often see places where certain Rails techniques could have been used, but weren't. As much for my own memory as yours, I thought I'd list down some Rails tricks and tips that can make your application or code more efficient."
"Php On Trax (formerly Php On Rails) is a web-application and persistance framework that is based on Ruby on Rails and includes everything needed to create database-backed web-applications according to the Model-View-Control pattern of separation."
"Hobo is an Open Source extension to Ruby on Rails which helps you build full blown web applications incredibly quickly and easily. Available as a Gem or Rails plugin, Hobo provides a simple, clean and elegant development framework which allows for rapid prototyping or production of the most sophisticated web applications."
A good video presentation starting with the need/idea that brings an application to life and continuing with the better and easy way to do it. If you're about to start learning ruby but you're unsure this will most probably convince you :)
"Slingshot is a platform which allows Rails developers to easily create hybrid web/desktop apps with ease and flexibility...we allow developers to employ existing applications with no re-write necessary."
"You love the way our database for Ruby on Rails people works so now we've added projects, websites, companies and groups! Gain exposure for your site, promote your group; let the world know what you're doing with Rails and everyone benefits..." - a rails community
"Ruby is a large and growing workforce. To help facilitate that work force, Jobs.Rubynow.com is being used for both employers and employees to post and search job listings. Any job for anywhere in the world is welcome to be posted whether it be for Rails development, BSD work, or anything else, just as long as there is some relation to Ruby. This site is free for anyone to use."