This article will present the best Ruby tutorials, examples and downloads I've found over the course of the last year. I've spent numerous hours searching google, del.icio.us, digg etc.. looking for usable and relevant examples. This list only exists, because of the time and energy of the developers spent providing this information to all of us for free. If you find these tutorials and examples helpful please drop by the developers site's and let them know how much you appreciate their great work.
If you know of other Ruby tutorials, examples or downloads please submit a comment or email me. Thanks!
Rails Blog Apps
Ajax Hierarchical Category and Calendar browser
For a Typo blog
Ruby on Rails blog software. (Related post: Ruby on Rails Blog Software)
Rails Wiki Apps
Open source, wiki-like system.
Drop it in your directory - and you're done
A wiki clone which is very easy to use.
Ruby Activity Indicators
Progress Bars with GD2 and Ruby
I went milling about for source for progress bars that would be suitably embedded within a Ruby on Rails application I'm working on and came up with nada.
Ruby based calendar
AJAX powered chat in 3 hours on Ruby on Rails
A simple Web based chat built with Ruby on Rails. It seems to work okay, but I've only tested on FireFox and Safari. On IE it's bound to look totally out of wack as I'm not sure it supports position: fixed, which I used for the IRC-esque layout.
Ruby Image Manipulation
Thumbnailer method for a Rails 'Photo' controller
Ruby Learning and Basics
An interactive ruby tutorial where you can learn some basics right in your browser,
Tutorial in Ruby on Rails
As a newbie, getting started with Rails was tricky without some help from the IRC folks. If you get stuck, that's a good place for help, as the author hangs out in there pretty regularly. That said, some sample code is worth its weight in gold, so here's how I got a basic Rails application running.
A very good article on the basics of ruby.
Introduction to Ruby
For Perl programmers
Introduction to Ruby
For Mac OS X
Ruby Live Grid
AJAX Live Data Grid Example
Historically, data sub-forms are not something that have been presented well on the web. Pop-up windows and browser page refreshing are a significant regression from the interfaces which have been provided by client/server desktop applications for over a decade. Luckily, with the advent of Rails and its partials rendering, we are in a position to do something about this usability shortfall.
Login & Authentication Generator
Ruby Text Editors
Integrate FCKEditor with your Ruby on Rails application
Integrating a Rich-text Widget with Struts
Ruby Shopping Cart
Open Source Ruby On Rails Shopping Cart | Sublog
The first and only Ruby
Ruby Calendar Helpers
Select dates from a calendar popup or in-page
Renders a basic calendar in HTML. Highly configurable and allows for databinding as well as formatting
Ruby Drag and Drop
How to use drag and drop Sorting in Ruby on Rails
Ruby File Uploader
For the longest time I just wanted a quick, ready-to-go example of how to do some basic file uploads in a real rails app. Welcome to TinyFile.
Ruby Live Trees Helpers
DHTML tree widget that can load data asynchronously as-needed
Ruby Pagination Helpers
Paginate large tables
Ruby Sorting Helpers
Click column headings to sort tables (uses Ruby to handle sorting)
Another take on sort via clickable headers (uses SQL to handle sorting)
Sort Helper the third
Sort database result sets with clickable column headers (also uses SQL to handle sorting)
A port to rails of Movtable, full featured sort table, filterable, with context menus.