About RubyTalkTips   

Over the last couple of years, I have been collecting what I consider the best advice posted to the Ruby-Talk list into a mail folder of mine called Ruby Talk Tips. Since I feel that I have been the beneficiary of the advice posted there, I thought a way of giving back might be to release an open source Rails application featuring the best tips I have collected thus far from the Ruby-Talk list.
Note: These tips have been selected by me and represent messages that I found to be useful or informative about Ruby and Ruby on Rails. This is not a complete list, nor does it necessarily contain the BEST nor the most accurate advice. By releasing it to the community, the hope is that this list of tips can be used, enlarged, and improved by the Ruby and Rails communities, which can make us all better programmers and bring even more understanding and clarity to this language we've all grown to love. I have taken the liberty of condensing the email tips by removing greetings, signatures and other content not directly relevant to the tip content. I have added keywords to each tip so that searches can be quick and relevant.

Special Thanks

Special thanks must be given to some special contributors. Robert Klemme was the largest single tip contributor on my list (141 tips and counting), and the accuracy and quality of the tips he provides demonstrate his expertise along with his willingness to share his knowledge. Special contributors include folks like Ryan Davis, Brian Candler, Jesus Gabriel Galan, Josh Cheek, and the contributor known as 7stud, all of whom have 10 or more tips that have been selected for the RubyTalkTips list. Other deserving contributors include longtime community members such as James Edward Gray II, David A. Black, Jake Kaiden, Jan E., Intransition, Hassan Schroeder, and Chad Perrin.

Contributors, Developers, Translators, and Users Needed!

We need volunteers to help us maintain, expand and improve RubyTalkTips. All feedback and/or suggestions are appreciated. Please let us know how you think this project can be improved. Interested? Email us at RubyTalkTips

Rails project source code

Please fork away! If you come up with a great idea or improvement, please submit a pull request so worthwhile changes can be added back to the RubyTalkTips github repo.


* Database of tips related to the Ruby language
* Tips collected from ruby-talk and rubyonrails-talk email lists
* All tips are searchable by keyword
* Column sorting
* Editable (by authors of tips)
* Open posting of new tips
* Uses PostgreSQL database, enabling full text searches


* Solicit community support to add tips, comment on features, suggest improvements. (you *may* be asked to help implement your suggestions.)
* Maintain search scope when sorting columns
* Add a rating systems, and allow users to rate the tips
* Add SCSS formating and styling for smartphones and tablet computers
* Need translations for i18n, including Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish, Hindi, Russian, Arabic, Portugese, Vietnamese, German, Italian, French, Farsi, Korean, Thai, Polish and other languages. (Volunteers are all needed and welcomed!)