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I was hoping I could find some good ruby on rails reading/resources. Please note, I currently am aware of the following:

  1. Pragmatic Bookshelf (Exceptional Ruby, Agile web development with rails, etc)
  2. Addison Wesley (Rails AntiPatterns, The Rails 3 Way, etc)
  3. freenode #rubyonrails
  4. RSS Feeds (thoughtbot, pivotal blabs)
  5. railscasts

I am looking for any other good resources. What are the best RSS feeds? What are the best books? Blogs? Videos?

Any information you can share would be great!

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Possible duplicate: Good resources for learning Rails? –  user8 Jun 21 '11 at 21:12
I have listed some the commonly used resources for learning rails. You can see all the list here - tutsonrails.blogspot.com/2011/04/… –  rtdp Jun 22 '11 at 8:16
I would suggest this link in Stack Overflow instead: stackoverflow.com/questions/55574/learning-ruby-on-rails –  Victor Jun 22 '11 at 10:26
possible duplicate of Is there a canonical book on Ruby on Rails? –  gnat Aug 11 '12 at 10:20
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The official Ruby on Rails Guides: http://guides.rubyonrails.org/
A Ruby on Rails Tutorial by Michael Hartl: http://ruby.railstutorial.org/
Rails API: http://api.rubyonrails.org/ (the comments include documentation).

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Code School is a great resource by the Envy Labs guys. They're interactive tutorials, so you get to learn by doing.

Jeff Casimir (@j3 on Twitter) runs JumpStart Lab. It's a training company, so not what you want for individual learning in that regard, but all of their training materials are available through their site under a Creative Commons license.

Finally, it's not Rails-specific, but have you done the Ruby Koans? They're one of the best ways to make sure you have a solid Ruby foundation to build your Rails skills on top of. They're from EdgeCase, who also have some other killer tutorials, on Git, etc.

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That "Ruby Koans" thing looks excellent. Thank you for linking that. –  Wayne M Jun 21 '11 at 20:06
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I used to go to Peepcode a lot and buy their videos, but they haven't updated in a while; deal with more than Rails though and some of the Rails videos are now a bit outdated. As far as blogs I used to find some good resources as Thoughtbot's blog and Robby on Rails. I also found good advice at Mike Gunderloy's blog at the time (ex-.NET guy who switched totally to Rails and similar), which was I believe www.afreshcup.com.

Some of those might no longer be of value; I haven't gone to them in many months, but when I was focusing more on Rails I would read them quite often.

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