Instant Rails with NetBeans Brian Leonard
Installing Ruby on Rails via the Instant Rails distribution(which includes Ruby, Rails, Mongrel, MySQL, and Apache) for Windows XP (and Vista). Details how to hook everything up to work with the Netbeans IDE.
Logging in Ruby on Rails Marty Andrews
Brief intro to Ruby on Rails logging, and how to switch from the default logger to log4r.
Maintainable Software: Rails Logging Tips Mike Naberezny
Ruby on Rails comes prewired for logging using Logger from the Ruby Standard Library. This article demonstrates how to use the Rails logger, how to create your own logs, and offers some tips for debugging with console logging
Introduction to BackgrounDRb Ezra Zygmuntowicz
An introduction to the Rails Plugin written by Ezra Zygmuntowicz. BackgrounDRB utilizes DRb to offload long running tasks from a Rails application. This article explains its design and use.