This is the second article in an ongoing series detailing the new Ruby support of the Netbeans 6.0 IDE. This installment takes a look at editing features such as code templates, GEM support, and unit testing.
Rails for Java Programmers, by Stuart Halloway and Justin Gehtland, teaches the Rails framework to Java developers. It provides an overview of Ruby, comparing and contrasting with Java and then gives a detailed look at the Ruby on Rails framework and compares each piece against the best known Java equivalent. This InfoQ excerpt includes sections on controllers, core classes, and unit testing.