Amazon Web Services Developer Connection is starting to gather a great collection of tutorials for using their amazing web services. Building a Web Application with Ruby on Rails and Amazon S3 is one that caught my eye. It is full of short examples that shows virtually every part of the S3 service and how to access it using Rails. Â Update: the article to which this post originally pointed has been updated Â so I have updated the link to reflect that. Over time Amazon Web services seem to be finding more and more traction with developers and even non-professionals now as an extremely economical storage solution which Amazon has done an excellent job in educating people about.
If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to learn Ruby on Rails, I would suggest reading Mr. Neighborly’s Humble Little Ruby Book. It is a great online introduction to the Ruby programming language and will definitely give you a kickstart while learning the Rails framework. I know that learning Ruby on Rails has completely changed my professional profile; there is so much demand for RoR Â developers that it has given me a heightened sense of confidence, knowing that I can go after jobs that actually excite me. There are so many resources on the Web for learning Ruby on Rails than any programmer with even a little bit of extra time should learn this technology, which is so rapidly being adopted now.