In This Chapter
Finding documentation and other resources
Getting sample code
Reading the latest Ruby on Rails news
Taking part in the ongoing discussion
Ten Web sites? Twenty Web sites? What's the difference?
This chapter lists a bunch of useful Web sites. Each Web site has resources to help you use Ruby on Rails more effectively. And as far as I know, none of these sites use adware, pop‐ups, or other grotesque things.
I divide this chapter into two sections — a Ruby section and a Rails section. I put the Ruby section first because “Ruby” comes first alphabetically. ( . . . Or maybe “Ruby” doesn't come first. Whatever!)
When I describe the Ruby language, the phrase “plentiful documentation” doesn't come rushing out of my mouth. But this Web site does a good job documenting Ruby's standard libraries. In addition, the site's frame‐based Web interface is easy to use.
Developers add their open source projects to this vast repository. If you want some Ruby code and you don't feel like reinventing the wheel, check this Web site first.
These sites have links to all things Ruby. Visit these sites for FAQs, wikis, downloads, articles, and more. (Sure, this paragraph describes three Web sites. Not one. But who's counting?)
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