After playing with Ruby for a while now, I am starting to play with Rails to see what the buzz is all about. Here are some interesting resources in addition to the Rails Wiki:
- Rolling with Ruby on Rails by Curt Hibbs — The Ruby community is abuzz about Rails, a web application framework that makes database-backed apps dead simple. What’s the fuss? Is it worth the hype? Curt Hibbs shows off Rails, building a simple application that even non-Rubyists can follow.
- Rolling with Ruby on Rails, Part 2 by Curt Hibbs — Curt Hibbs introduced Ruby on Rails by building a simple but functional web application in just a few minutes. Does the ease of use continue? He thinks so. In the second of two parts, Curt completes his example Rails application in merely 47 lines of code.
- Ruby on Rails: An Interview with David Heinemeier Hansson by Edd Dumbill — Few can have missed the rise of the programming world’s latest star platform–Ruby on Rails. Rails’ creator, David Heinemeier Hansson, already wowed the crowds at this year’s OSCON, and is set to keynote the European O’Reilly Open Source Convention in Amsterdam this October. O’Reilly Network talked with him about Rails’ success and future.
- Ajax on Rails by Curt Hibbs — XMLHttpRequest and Ruby on Rails are two hot topics in web development. As you ought to expect by now, they work really well together. Curt Hibbs explains the minimal Ajax you need to know and the minimal Ruby you need to write to Ajax-ify your Rails applications.