A list of specific blog posts (not written by me) that I believe are helpful for a Rails developer:
- Matt Brictson on Lightning-Fast Sass Reloading in Rails 3.2. How to get CodeKit like reloads with your rails project. This little task is amazing, and will greatly speed stylistic chages.
- Bryan Helmkamp on 7 Patterns to Refactor Fat ActiveRecord Models.
- Matt Wynne on Hexagonal Rails: Objects, Values and Hexagons An introduction to the concept of Hexagonal Rails, a concept for improving the OO nature of a Rails app and using more POROs
Starr Horne on The Inadequate Guide to Rail Security An overview of general security vulnerabilities in Rails (and web apps in general)
Joel Spolky’s UI book A short online book on UI