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<h1>Rails</h1>
<h4>by Daniel Kehoe</h4>
<p><em>Last updated 8 July 2012</em></p>
<p>Top resources for Ruby on Rails, including learning Rails and getting started with Rails tutorials.</p>
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<td> <a href="http://guides.rubyonrails.org/">Rails Guides</a> </td>
<td> introduction and general reference </td>
<td> community-authored </td>
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<td> <a href="http://api.rubyonrails.org/">Rails Documentation</a> </td>
<td> official <span class="caps">API</span> docs </td>
<td> community-authored </td>
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<td> <a href="http://railsapi.com/">Rails Searchable <span class="caps">API</span> Doc</a> </td>
<td> alternative interface for the <span class="caps">API</span> docs </td>
<td> community-authored </td>
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<td> <a href="http://apidock.com/rails">apidock.com/rails</a> </td>
<td> Rails <span class="caps">API</span> docs with usage notes </td>
<td> community-authored </td>
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<td> <a href="http://apidock.com/ruby">apidock.com/ruby</a> </td>
<td> Ruby <span class="caps">API</span> docs with usage notes </td>
<td> community-authored </td>
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<th>Installing Rails </th>
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<th>Authors </th>
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<td> <a href="http://railsapps.github.com/installing-rails.html">Installing Rails 3.2</a> </td>
<td> detailed advice </td>
<td> Daniel Kehoe </td>
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<td> <a href="http://railsinstaller.org/">RailsInstaller</a> </td>
<td> for Windows </td>
<td> Engine Yard </td>
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<td> <a href="http://www.mirceagoia.com/downloads/Installation_Ruby-on-Rails_for_Ubuntu-Linux-Mint_www-mirceagoia-com.pdf">Mircea Goia’s Tutorial</a> </td>
<td> for Ubuntu Linux </td>
<td> Mircea Goia </td>
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<td> <a href="http://ryanbigg.com/2010/12/ubuntu-ruby-rvm-rails-and-you/">Ryan Bigg’s tutorial</a> </td>
<td> for Ubuntu Linux </td>
<td> Ryan Bigg </td>
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<td> <a href="http://www.rubyinside.com/how-to-install-ruby-1-9-2-and-rails-3-0-on-ubuntu-10-10-4148.html">Peter Cooper’s screencast</a> </td>
<td> for Ubuntu Linux </td>
<td> Peter Cooper </td>
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<td> <a href="https://github.com/joshfng/railsready">Rails Ready setup script</a> </td>
<td> for Ubuntu Linux </td>
<td> Joshua Frye </td>
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<th>Learning Ruby </th>
<th></th>
<th>Authors </th>
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<td> <a href="http://rubymonk.com/">RubyMonk</a> </td>
<td> free browser-based interactive tutorial </td>
<td> C42 Engineering </td>
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<th>Learning Rails </th>
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<td> <a href="http://ruby.railstutorial.org/ruby-on-rails-tutorial-book?version=3.2">Ruby on Rails Tutorial</a> </td>
<td> book covers Rails 3.2, available for free online </td>
<td> Michael Hartl </td>
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<td> <a href="http://railsforzombies.org">Rails for Zombies</a> </td>
<td> free tutorial with in-browser coding </td>
<td> Code School </td>
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<td> <a href="http://www.manning.com/katz/">Rails 3 In Action</a> </td>
<td> book covers Rails 3.1 </td>
<td> Yehuda Katz and Ryan Bigg </td>
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<td> <a href="http://pragprog.com/book/rails4/agile-web-development-with-rails" title="4th edition">Agile Web Development with Rails</a> </td>
<td> ebook covers Rails 3.2 </td>
<td> Sam Ruby, Dave Thomas, and David Heinemeier Hansson </td>
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<th>Learning <span class="caps">BDD</span> &amp; <span class="caps">TDD</span> </th>
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<th>Authors </th>
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<td> <a href="http://www.pragprog.com/titles/achbd/the-rspec-book">The RSpec Book</a> </td>
<td> covers RSpec and Cucumber </td>
<td> David Chelimsky and others </td>
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<td> <a href="http://pragprog.com/book/hwcuc/the-cucumber-book">The Cucumber Book</a> </td>
<td> covers Cucumber </td>
<td> Matt Wynne and Aslak Hellesøy </td>
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<td> <a href="http://cuke4ninja.com/">The Secret Ninja Cucumber Scrolls</a> </td>
<td> free introduction to Cucumber </td>
<td> David de Florinier and Gojko Adzic </td>
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<th>Rails Examples and Starter Apps </th>
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<td> <a href="https://github.com/RailsApps/rails3-devise-rspec-cucumber">Devise-RSpec-Cucumber</a> </td>
<td> example code with a tutorial </td>
<td> Daniel Kehoe </td>
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<td> <a href="https://github.com/RailsApps/rails3-devise-rspec-cucumber">Bootstrap-Devise-CanCan</a> </td>
<td> example code with a tutorial </td>
<td> Daniel Kehoe </td>
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<td> <a href="https://github.com/RailsApps/rails-prelaunch-signup">Prelaunch-Signup</a> </td>
<td> example code with a tutorial </td>
<td> Daniel Kehoe </td>
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<td> <a href="https://github.com/RailsApps/rails3-mongoid-devise">Devise-Mongoid</a> </td>
<td> example code with a tutorial </td>
<td> Daniel Kehoe </td>
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<td> <a href="https://github.com/RailsApps/rails3-mongoid-omniauth">OmniAuth-Mongoid</a> </td>
<td> example code with a tutorial </td>
<td> Daniel Kehoe </td>
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<td> <a href="https://github.com/RailsApps/rails3-subdomains">Subdomains with Devise and Mongoid</a> </td>
<td> example code with a tutorial </td>
<td> Daniel Kehoe </td>
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<td> for more, <a href="http://railsapps.github.com/rails-examples-tutorials.html">see a list</a> </td>
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<th>Ruby Gems </th>
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<th>Authors </th>
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<td> <a href="https://rubygems.org/">RubyGems.org</a> </td>
<td> the source for Ruby gems </td>
<td> community-authored </td>
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<td> <a href="http://ruby-toolbox.com/">The Ruby Toolbox</a> </td>
<td> top gems categorized and ranked by popularity </td>
<td> Chris Olszowka </td>
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<td> <a href="http://www.railsplugins.org/">RailsPlugins.org</a> </td>
<td> lists gems that work with Rails 3 </td>
<td> Engine Yard </td>
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<th>Rails Help </th>
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<th>Authors </th>
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<td> <a href="http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/ruby-on-rails-3">Stack Overflow</a> </td>
<td> answers to programming questions </td>
<td> community-authored </td>
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<td> <a href="http://www.railshotline.com/">Rails Hotline</a> </td>
<td> free telephone hotline for Rails questions </td>
<td> volunteers </td>
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<th>Screencasts </th>
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<th>Authors </th>
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<td> <a href="http://railscasts.com/">Railscasts</a> </td>
<td> free with a new topic every Monday </td>
<td> Ryan Bates </td>
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<td> <a href="http://peepcode.com/screencasts">PeepCode</a> </td>
<td> priced starting at $12/screencast </td>
<td> Geoffrey Grosenbach </td>
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<th>Podcasts </th>
<th></th>
<th>Authors </th>
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<td> <a href="http://rubyshow.com/">The Ruby Show</a> </td>
<td> weekly podcast </td>
<td> Peter Cooper and Jason Seifer </td>
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<td> <a href="http://ruby5.envylabs.com/">Ruby5</a> </td>
<td> 5 minutes of news 2-3x/week </td>
<td> Envy Labs </td>
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<td> <a href="http://rubyrogues.com/">Ruby Rogues</a> </td>
<td> technical roundtable </td>
<td> various </td>
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<th>Blogs (and lists of blogs) </th>
<th></th>
<th>Authors </th>
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<td> <a href="http://weblog.rubyonrails.org/">Riding Rails</a> </td>
<td> official news </td>
<td> Rails maintainers </td>
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<td> <a href="http://www.rubyflow.com/">RubyFlow</a> </td>
<td> daily reading suggestions </td>
<td> community-authored </td>
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<td> <a href="http://rubyreflector.com/">The Ruby Reflector</a> </td>
<td> blog aggregator </td>
<td> community-authored </td>
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<td> <a href="http://www.planetrubyonrails.com/">PlanetRubyOnRails</a> </td>
<td> blog aggregator </td>
<td> community-authored </td>
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<td> <a href="http://www.planetrubyonrails.com/pages/channels">PlanetRubyOnRails List of Blogs</a> </td>
<td> list of notable blogs </td>
<td> PlanetRubyOnRails </td>
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<td> <a href="http://www.postrank.com/topic/Ruby%20on%20Rails">PostRank List of Blogs</a> </td>
<td> blogs ranked by popularity </td>
<td> PostRank </td>
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<td> <a href="http://rubycorner.com/blogs/registered">RubyCorner List of Blogs</a> </td>
<td> 700+ blogs </td>
<td> RubyCorner </td>
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<th>Newsletter </th>
<th></th>
<th>Authors </th>
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<td> <a href="http://rubyweekly.com/">Ruby Weekly</a> </td>
<td> email newsletter </td>
<td> Peter Cooper </td>
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<th>Twitter Lists </th>
<th></th>
<th>Authors </th>
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<td> <a href="http://www.sulia.com/sources/ruby-ruby-on-rails/">Ruby &amp; Rails</a> </td>
<td> top Twitterers to follow </td>
<td> sulia.com </td>
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<h3>Credits</h3>
<p><a href="http://danielkehoe.com/">Daniel Kehoe</a> initiated the <a href="http://railsapps.github.com/">RailsApps Project</a>. Thanks to all the users and contributors.</p>
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<h3>Last edit</h3>
<p>by <b>Daniel Kehoe</b>, 2012-07-20 23:08:42</p>
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