Yukihiro ('Mats') Matsumoto, the man who gave us Ruby
"Ruby on Rails is an open-source Web framework that's optimized for programmer happiness and sustainable productivity. It lets you write beautiful code by favouring convention over configuration."
Here's a collection of books all in one bundle to help get you started.
I can't remember where I got them all, some were posted by other Avaxians, so big thanks to all you guys, you know who you are.
Agile Web Development with Rails (2nd Ed, 2006)
Rails Cookbook (2007)
Rails Recipes (2006)
RDoc for Rails v0.13.1 in CHM format
Web Services on Rails (2006)
RUBY and RAILS
Beginning Ruby on Rails (2006)
Build Your Own Ruby on Rails Web Applications (2007)
Introduction to Ruby on Rails (HTML)
Ruby for Rails: Ruby Techniques for Rails Developers (2006)
Ruby on Rails: Up and Running (2006)
Ruby on Rails For Dummies (2007)
Rubyisms in Rails (2006)
A Little Ruby, A Lot of Objects (2001)
Enterprise Integration with Ruby (2006)
Everyday Scripting with Ruby (2007)
Game Programming with Python, Lua and Ruby (2003)
Learn to Program (in Ruby) (Chris Pine, HTML)
Making Use of Ruby (2002)
Mongrel: Serving, Deploying, and Extending Your Ruby Applications (2006)
Programming Ruby (The Pragmatic Programmer's Guide) (2nd Ed, 2005)
Ruby 1.4.6 Reference Manual (HTML)
Ruby Cookbook (2006)
Ruby Developer's Guide (2002)
Ruby In a Nutshell (2001)
Ruby User's Guide (HTML, 2005)
The Ruby Way: Solutions and Techniques in Ruby Programming (2nd Ed, 2006)
Why's (Poignant) Guide to Ruby
2 parts, 30 and 28 Mb
Mirror 1 (RS):
No password needed.
If you know of any extra books on Ruby or Rails worth having, plz post them here.
Ajax AIO to come