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This page will provide Ruby programmers with reviews of Ruby-related products and information about upcoming conferences, events and symposiums.
  1. Book Reviews (12)
  2. Cloud Computing (5)
  3. Ruby Events (6)

RubyMine 5.0
I've always been a Vim person. Just give me a good solid editor and I'll take it from there. But I decided to give RubyMine a good honest try, and here's what I think about it.

The Heroku Hacker's Guide by Randall Degges
Heroku can be a frightening service. They're a flexible cloud hosting service that boasts an impressive amount of features. For the beginner, it's hard to know what to do or even what's possible. "The Heroku Hacker's Guide" guides you through this.

Ruby on Rails 3 Tutorial Live Lessons
The Ruby on Rails 3 Tutorial by Michael Hartl is the antithesis of the rapid screencast approach. In the tutorial, the reader is walked through how to use Rails slowly and now with the live lesson video instructions Hartl has applied this philosophy to screencasts. They slow things down and show how to do things visually, and over the 18+...

Eloquent Ruby by Russ Olsen
All spoken languages have idioms, or ways or saying things that don't have a literal meaning, but a meaning everyone understands. The same is true for computer languages, and it's something that many programming books ignore. Eloquent Ruby by Russ Olsen is a guide to programming idiomatic Ruby.

The Rails Activist Team
An interview with two members of the Rails Activist team, answering questions about the team's genesis, purpose and future.

Finding Work in the Ruby and Rails Community
Looking for a job as a Ruby or Rails programmer? These websites are a great place to start.

Vim Text Editor
A review of the text editor Vim for writing Ruby code.

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