Valid point. Given that there’s a new Ruby or Rails
blog/article/forum/aggregator/zine popping up every other day it’s not
surprising. Hard to get new content.
The “New R. Users Survey”, the top link in the right-hand sidebar,
has a different css applied to it and seems to be from 2004. For
being the top link, these two facts deter users from thinking they’ve
found a good place for Ruby information.
Please don’t take this the wrong way…
I won’t. I don’t run that site. If I had time to write up a lengthy
critique, I might consider lending a hand to help those who do run it.
I bet there’s a lot of good
information on the wiki, and obviously many people have donated time
and effort to it. But at least right now, it doesn’t seem to be a
good resource for new Ruby users.
A wiki is what its users make it.
Still, the main page of the wiki
has numerous links for getting started, under the first section, Ruby
for the Nuby.
I won’t dispute that the site could be improved, both in content and
layout. But, like most Ruby sites, it’s a volunteer community effort.
I get all sorts of comments about ruby-doc.org, most helpful, but some
are just lists of complaints. To those, my answer is (almost) always,
“Where’s the patch?”
“Blanket statements are over-rated”