Resources for “Assessing Ruby on Rails”

by Reuven M. Lerner

Ruby on Rails is an open-source project hosted at This site hosts not only a great de al of code, but also much documentation, demos (including movies) and mailing lists for Rails enthusiasts.

As of this writing, an excellent printed book about Rails has just been released by the Pragmatic Programmers. Information about both the book and its current status are available at

O'Reilly's “OnLamp” site has published several articles about Ruby on Rails. One good introductory article is at

The Ruby home page is at This page has many links to other sites, including tutorials and documentation, for the Ruby language.

Other systems mentioned in this column were Mason (, OpenACS ( and Zope (

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