I’m starting on a project that needs a somewhat robust back end system. Since it’s been a while since I’ve looked at any Ruby code and even longer since I’ve tried to code something from scratch, I thought it would be wise to take a little refresher course.

I’ve started working through the Ruby on Rails Tutorial by Michael Hartl. It’s a great tutorial. I really like how it incorporates several other, important, aspects of development (e.g. using git, test driven development, deploying to heroku) in addition to the basic Rails concepts. I recommend this to anyone getting started in, or requiring some brushing up on Rails. The HTML version is freely available.

Leopard comes with Rails, but I prefer to roll my own in an effort to keep my environment stable. As always Hivelogic has the goods: