Beast: An open source Rails forum in under 500 lines of code

Rick Olson and Josh Goebel have teamed up to produce Beast, a lightweight but well styled forum. Rails has sorely been lacking a good, well styled, open source forum, but Beast is great.

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Rails Project Story: 2. User Authentication

In this part we have implemented the Acts As Authenticated plugin into our application, modified it a little and understood few backend behaviors specifically the way the view templates handle ERb code, we also had a better look at the migration process and how it helps us have a better control over our database modifications in a very dynamic way.

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An elegant approach to Web services: REST on Rails

As Ruby experiences increasing success, developers are seeking to integrate their Ruby applications with applications written in other languages. Rails provides excellent support for Web services. This article introduces Web services in Rails and focuses on a strategy known as Representational State Transfer (REST).

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TOP 30 Ruby on Rails Tutorials

Awesome tutorials. Here is hub of the best Ruby on Rails Tutorials.

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19 Rails Tricks Most Rails Coders Don’t Know

Some good rails tricks for everyone who is interested in rails.

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Basic User Authentication in Rails

"This article walks through creating a basic authentication system in rails."

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Steal It! Ruby Code & Style

There's a whole world of language features that we sometimes miss out on as Rubyists, such as pattern matching, S-expressions, and external domain-specific languages. But the good news is that we can have them, too, as long as we're not afraid to steal a few things first.

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Configuring Rails Environments: The Cheat Sheet

A fairly exhaustive list of the options allowed when configuring a Rails application.

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What’s The Secret Sauce in Ruby on Rails?

Rails isn't a better hammer; it's a different kind of tool. This article explores the compromises and design decisions that went into making Rails so productive within its niche.

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Rails-inspired PHP frameworks

A detailed comparison of six popular PHP frameworks inspired by Ruby on Rails: CakePHP, Symfony, PHP on Trax, Code Igniter, Biscuit and Pipeline.

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Large Ruby on Rails resouce for all levels w/ Articles, Tutorials & more

Very nicely put together resource roundup of all sorts of Ruby on Rails information. From beginners installation tutorials, to more advanced coding articles & tutorials, as well as good like of Ruby on Rails books and hosting options.

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How to use Rails, a Geocoding web service, and Google Maps together

It's easy to display a Google Map on your site using Ruby on Rails, including utilizing a geocoding web service to translate addresses to longitude/latitude. This tutorial takes you through the steps, including putting multiple push-pins on the map from street addresses.

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Beginners Guide to Rails, Part 1

This is a great, in-depth HOW-TO for beginning development with Ruby on Rails. From what tools you will need, to setting up your development enviornment. I'm already looking forward to part 2…

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Ruby/Php/C++/Eiffel/Java showdown

Side by side comparison of c++, php, Ruby, Eiffel and many others. Memory, CPU and code length are put side by side for your discernment.

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Open Source Ruby on Rails Shopping Cart

Just released today – a rival to the likes of OS Commerce, Miva Merchant, and every other old shopping cart script out there.

Substruct offers Authorize.net integration, content management with no HTML knowledge necessary, and a bangin admin interface.

Check it out over at http://dev.subimage.com/projects/substruct

Keep an eye on this one!

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Learning Ruby? Try this.

Here are some practice exercises before you change the world with your grand ideas. This is a great site for smaller sized challenges to help you apply what you're learning. Submit your solution and learn from others' solutions.

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Ruby/Python/C++/Java Side By Side Code Comparison

An essay comparing some aspects of the 4 languages but possibly more interesting is the page that lets you make a side by side comparison of some real code of a red-black tree algorithm done in each language. Follow the link to the comparison page.

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Try Ruby – Interactive Tutorial/Demo

Got 15 minutes? Give Ruby a shot right now!

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Top 12 Ruby on Rails Tutorials

Looking to learn Ruby on Rails? Then look no further! Blogger Jim Rutherford has compiled his list of the 12 best RoR tutorials.

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Penny Arcade Adopts Ruby on Rails, One of Largest Implementations On-line

PA celebrates 7 years w/ a complete redesign. "Along with the slick new visuals (…) Penny Arcade right now represents one of the largest implementations of "rails" on the intertron. (…) I'm told that it means the site looks better and loads faster regardless of whatever hippy web browser you decide to use."

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