It's very nice that DAB has written "Ruby for Rails", which (as I
understand it) helps Rails developers learn Ruby.

What's the best source for the opposite? Learning Rails for those who
already know Ruby? I'm frustrated by the number of intro tutorials to
rails that have things like "I learned that @foo is called an 'instance
variable'".

I'm not sure what form this should take, but some insight into the
inner workings (dispatch diagrams, how/when rails reloads files, etc.)
seem to be in order.


While I'm asking for some me-centric stuff, how about the best resource
for "Rails for the veteran web developer who's used to rolling every
bit of HTML and CSS and JS by hand and is having trouble learning to
re-use existing helper methods, and is instead spending gobs of time
writing 'convenience' methods when that time should be spent cranking
out the site." :)